NGC 1333 in LRGB

Posted by CraigAndTammy
on Thursday, November 14, 2013

NGC 1333 is a reflection nebula located about 1,000 light-years away in the constellation Perseus and belongs to the Perseus molecular cloud. This is a relatively new star forming region with stars that are less than 1 million years old.

Other objects in this image are Barnard 205, vdB 17

Other designations for NGC 1333 are LBN 741 and Cederblad 16.

Telescope: Stellarvue SV80S Apo @ f/6
Accessories: Stellarvue SFF3 flattener; Dew control by Dew Buster; Alnitak Flat-Man
Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2
Camera: QSI583wsg CCD @ -20.0C
Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar via PHD
Filters: Astrodon E-Series Gen II LRGB filters
Exposure: 28 x 10min. binned 1x1 Luminance; 6 x 10min. binned 2x2 in each R, G, & B
Acquisition: ImagesPlus 5.0 Camera Control
Processing: PixInsight 1.8; Adobe PhotoShop CS5; Noise Ninja
Date(s): Nov. 1, 2, & 3, 2013
SQM reading (begin - end): N1:21.90 – 21.21; N2:21.07 – clouds; N3:19.14 = 19.15
Temperature (begin - end): N1:67.0ºF – 68.0ºF; N2:73.0ºF – 72.0ºF
Capture conditions: N1:?; N2:?; N3 - transparency: Above Avg 4/5; seeing: Average 3/5
Location: Luminance (Nov. 1, 2) Fall Creek Falls State Park, Pikeville, TN, USA; RGB (Nov. 3) Hendersonville, TN, USA

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