Hind's nebula

Hind's nebula

(hÿndz) (NGC 1554–5) A reflection nebula in the constellation Taurus, illuminated by the young variable star T Tauri. The nebula has varied considerably in brightness since it was first observed in the 19th century.

Hind's Nebula

[′hīnz ′neb·yə·lə]
(astronomy)
A reflection nebula illuminated by the star T Tauri that undergoes marked changes in brightness.
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Adding to the muddled state of affairs, Otto Struve reported in 1868 in a private communication to Heinrich Louis d'Arrest that Hind's nebula had disappeared, but that a new nebula had become visible nearby.
Caption: NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON'T Hind's Nebula was first discovered in 1852, when astronomers were still debating the very nature of this class of object.
These were Hind's Nebula (NGC 1555) in Taurus; Hubble's variable nebula (NGC 2261) in Monoceros; NGC 6729 in Corona Australis; Gyulbudaghian's nebula, discovered in 1977 neighbouring the variable star PV Cephei; and McNeil's Nebula in Orion, recently discovered in 2004 January and thought to be associated with the infrared source IRAS 05436-0007.
Hind's nebula presented a fainter, more challenging target, but Dale Holt and Maurice Gavin had submitted images.
Within a few years of its discovery several observers reported that Hind's nebula appeared noticeably fainter.