V 372 Orionis

V 372 Orionis, just below the center of this frame, is an odd type of variable star known as an Orion Variable. These young stars experience irregular variations in luminosity. Orion Variables are often associated with diffuse nebulae, and V 372 Orionis is no exception; the patchy gas and dust of the Orion Nebula pervade this image.

Image Credit: ESA / NASA