T Tauri in NGC 1555

T Tauri is a famous variable star in the constellation of Taurus. In this image, it is the star at the center of the image, embedded in dust and gas. The nebula itself is known as NGC 1555. T Tauri is the prototype for a class of stars (known collectively as "T Tau stars") that are notable because they are very young stars in the process of forming. These stars have just recently emerged from the dense dust and gas "cocoons" from which they formed.

Credit:

T. A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:noao-ttau
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:34 p.m.
Size:7846 x 8034 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1555, T Tauri
Constellation:Taurus
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):4 21 32.03
Position (Dec):19° 28' 31.45"
Field of view:34.04 x 34.76 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.1° left of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
436 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
V
537 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
I
820 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1