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NGC 1555 (also Hind's Variable Nebula, Sharpless 238 and DG 31) is a variable magnitude +9.3 to +14.0 reflection nebula illuminated by the star T Tauri, located 460 light-years away in the constellation Taurus.

The nebula was discovered by English astronomer John Russell Hind using a 18.0 cm (7 inch) Dollond refractor at George Bishop's Observatory near Regent's Park, London on the 11th October 1852.

Right Ascension 04h 21m 56.7s, Declination +19 32' 04"

Credit 2MASS/NASA



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NGC 1555 is a variable nebula in Taurus.
It is a reflection nebula that exhibits variations in luminosity as a result of changes in its star.
It lies next to the star T Tauri and is illuminated by the star's light.
The nebula was first discovered by the English astronomer John Russell Hind on October 11, 1852.

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NGC 1555, sometimes known as Hind's Variable Nebula, is a variable nebula, illuminated by the star T Tauri, located in the constellation Taurus. Read more

Hind's Variable Nebula



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