NGC 1333

NGC 1333

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Location / Date

Zellerndorf, December 2014, January 2015

Telescope / Mount / Guiding

ASA 10" Astrograph, ASA 3" Wynne Corrector
ASA DDM60, no Guiding

Camera / Exposure

Canon EOS 500Da
71 x 15min ISO 400 (17h 45min)


Theli, Fitswork, PixInsight, Photoshop


NGC 1333 is a reflection nebula located in the constellation Perseus. It belongs to the Perseus OB2 molecular cloud complex.
It is one of the nearest star forming regions and particularly rich in young stars. Stellar clusters are born embedded within molecular clouds and during their early evolution they are often only visible at infrared wavelengths because they are heavily obscured by dust.

There are also many Herbig-Haro objects in NGC 1333 confirming its status as a young active region of star formation. Herbig-Haro objects are small nebulae produced by outflows ejected by newly born stars, and are formed when narrow jets of gas ejected by young stars collide with clouds of gas and dust nearby, at speeds of several hundred kilometres per second. They are usually highly obscured by the clouds of gas and dust from which they formed.

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