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: +31°25'00"
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