T Tauri and Hind’s Variable Nebula The orange star centered in this remarkable telescopic skyview is T Tauri, prototype of the class of T Tauri variable stars. Nearby it is a dusty yellow cosmic cloud historically known as Hind’s Variable Nebula (NGC 1555/1554).
11/01/ 2013: The Black Dragon Nebula (IC 4678) occupies space between us & a dense spiral arm of our galaxy. The nebula, a huge complex of gas & dust, creates a distinct silhoutte as dust in the foreground blots out light from background stars. IC 4678 lies about 5000 ly from Earth in the constellation of Sagittarius, near the well-known Trifid & Lagoon Nebulas. %u2014 Tom Chao
The Eagle Nebula is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens, discovered by Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux in 1745-46. Its name derives from its shape that is thought to resemble an eagle.