NGC 1333 - Reflection nebula

Posted by BobFranke
on Tuesday, March 16, 2010

by Bob Franke

 

North is to the top.
The reflection nebula, NGC 1333, is a star forming region located 1,000 light-years from Earth toward the constellation Perseus. The newborn stars are mostly obscured by the dense dusty cloud from which they were formed. The large blue part of the nebula is characteristic of starlight reflected by the dust.

Taken from 09/22/2009 to 11/15/2009 Chino Valley, AZ
RCOS 12.5" Ritchey-Chr├ętien w/ an SBIG STL-11000 camera using Astrodon Gen-I LRGB filters

Exposure Details...
Lum    540 min (18 x 30 min, bin 1x1)
RGB    360 min (  8 x 15 min each, bin 2x2)

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