Object name: NAME HW OBJECT
Name HW Object is part of the Herbig-Haro object HH 168. It is a bubble in the Cepheus A star-forming cloud about 2300 light-years distant. It is located just south of the Cave Nebula, Sh-155. In fact, I first noticed it in some wide angle shots of that nebula as a small blip. I put the coordinates into SIMBAD and it came back with the very odd designation of Name HW Object. A bit of digging and I find "NAME" is their way of saying "Commonly known as" and in fact, most literature refers to it as Object HW. Technically that designation appears to apply to only a small condensation in HH 168. At least that's what Figures 2 and 3 at http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1985ApJS...59..383H indicates (see plates at the end of the article -- after the footnotes). This is an old 1985 article.
Related Designation(s):NAME HW OBJECT,