NGC 1555

NGC 1555

NGC 1555
reflection nebula
variable nebula
A near-infrared image of NGC 1555
Credit: 2MASS/NASA
Observation data: J2000.0 epoch
Right ascension 4h 21m 57.1s[1]
Declination +19° 32′ 7″[1]
Constellation Taurus
Designations Hind's Nebula,[1] Sharpless 238

NGC 1555, sometimes known as Hind's Variable Nebula, is a variable nebula, illuminated by the star T Tauri, located in the constellation Taurus. It is also in the second Sharpless catalog as 238. It is a Herbig–Haro object.[2] The nebula was discovered on October 11, 1852 by John Russell Hind.

NGC 1555, 32 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, AZ. Courtesy of Adam Block

See also


  1. ^ a b c "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 1555. Retrieved 2007-05-01. 
  2. ^

External links

  • Galaxy Map Sharpless 238