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NGC 1333 Nebula and Stardust

NGC 1333 Nebula and Stardust

NGC 1333 is seen in visible light as a reflection nebula, dominated by bluish hues characteristic of starlight reflected by dust. A mere 1,000 light-years distant toward the heroic constellation Perseus, it lies at the edge of a large, star-forming molecular cloud. This image shows details of the dusty region along with hints of contrasting red emission from Herbig-Haro objects, jets and shocked glowing gas emanating from recently formed stars. In fact, NGC 1333 contains hundreds of stars less than a million years old, most still hidden from optical telescopes by the pervasive stardust. The chaotic environment may be similar to one in which our own Sun formed over 4.5 billion years ago.

Telescope: Officina Stellare RH200
Mount: Astrophysics Mach1 GTO
Camera: QSI 683 Mono
Filters: Astrodon Gen 2 LRGB
Total Exposure: 7h
Location: Mt Parnon