December 2015 - Picture of the Month
NGC 1555 (Hind's Variable Nebula) in the Constellation of Taurus
I’m a fan of variable stars and I don’t get the chance to put an image of one on the website often. I'd have to admit that might be because they’re… not particularly spectacular normally.
I think that T Tauri in the image above is an exception being associated with an interesting class of objects: the nebula surrounding the young star that also varies in brightness.
This beautiful image was provided by Bill Snyder, who acquired and preprocessed the data that was subsequently postprocessed by Warren Keller.
For a more detailed version please visit Warren's website: Billions and Billions.com.
James Whinfrey - Website Administrator.