|Observation data: J2000.0 epoch|
|Right ascension||5h 31m|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||10.1|
|Apparent dimensions (V)||3′|
NGC 1931, found in the constellation Auriga has been referred to as a "miniature version of the Orion Nebula", as it shares some of the same characteristics. It is a mixed emission-reflection nebula, and contains a smaller version of the Trapezium in its hot young star cluster centered in the emission nebula. The entire cluster/nebula complex is only about 3 arcmin in size. The distance from earth is estimated at about 7000 light years.
The nebula is Sharpless catalog Sh 2-237.
- NGC 1931 @ Wikisky
- NGC 1931 @ SEDS NGC objects pages
- Sharpless 237