Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Hind's Nebula  ·  Hind's Variable Nebula  ·  NGC 1555
NGC 1555, data from Insight Observatory, Andreas Zeinert
NGC 1555, data from Insight Observatory
Powered byPixInsight

NGC 1555, data from Insight Observatory

NGC 1555, data from Insight Observatory, Andreas Zeinert
NGC 1555, data from Insight Observatory
Powered byPixInsight

NGC 1555, data from Insight Observatory

Equipment

Loading...

Acquisition details

Loading...

Description

NGC 1555 is a quite strange target, it is a socalled Herbig–Haro (HH) object, a nebulosity associated with newborn stars. It is sometimes known as Hind's Variable Nebula, after the astronomer who discovered it in the 19th century. This nebulosity is a variable illuminated by the star T Tauri.

As bad weather and professional commitments prevent me from doing some pictures in my Normandy's observatroy 100 km away from my home in Amiens I decided to buy data from Insight Observatory. I did not use the L layer, 10x300s each RGB. Taken with the  f/3.7 astrograph reflector (ATEO-1).

Looking at this picture I cannot help but think about our human body which is 96% composed of four elements : hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and carbon. A human cell has about 10e14 atoms and a human body about 10e14 cells. One estimates the number of galaxies in the known part of the universe to some 10e11. Amazing, isn't ? Why we don't teach this to all kids on this planet ?

Comments

Sky plot

Sky plot

Histogram

NGC 1555, data from Insight Observatory, Andreas Zeinert