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NGC 1333 in Perseus

 

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Scope: C8 203 mm   at f/6.3, Location: Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA  11  November 2012  Camera: ST8300M

Exposure: 16 x 8 min  (2x2 bin) exposure with UV/IR block, 8 x 4 min (3x3 bin) RGB exposures.

Processing: Data Collection -  CCDSoft (as FITs).  Calibrated, stacked (Sigma Combine), LRGB channel registration, central gradient removal, and color equalization - Astroart.  Curves, Levels, LRGB combine and finishing  - Photoshop.  This image is a LRGB combine with Luminance layering -   Final Image size is approximately 1676x1266.

North is up in this image. NGC 1333 is a reflection  nebula in the constellation of Perseus. It is part of the much larger Persseus Molecular Cloud. it is generally consider a star forming region containing young strarss and proto-stars. Its distance is estimated at 1,000  light years from Earth.   A wider field of view of this region is my NGC 1333 wide field image.  Horizontal FOV is 44'

Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 03h 29m 18.0s Dec: +3125'00" 

 

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