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Contains:  NGC 1333

Image of the day 10/07/2017

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            Bart Delsaert

    Technical card

    Resolution: 3000x3000

    Dates:Sept. 29, 2017

    Frames: 157x300"

    Integration: 13.1 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 8.62 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 62.99% job: 1755239

    RA center: 52.284 degrees

    DEC center: 31.406 degrees

    Pixel scale: 1.647 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 179.729 degrees

    Field radius: 0.971 degrees

    Locations: Remote Observatory, Southern Alps, France, None


    There's a lot of activity going on in this picture. One of the very youngest molecular clouds in the constellation of Perseus is NGC 1333. This beautiful nebula contains hundreds of stars that are as young as a million years old, and is one of the nearest star forming regions to us, at a distance of 1000 ly. Some of these protostars create outflows that collide with the surrounding medium to create Herbig-Haro objects. Many of them can be seen in the bright red emission regions within NGC1333. The blue nebulae in this image are areas of dust that are reflecting the light from the hot blue stars in front of the dust. Additionally, this image shows several dark nebulae where the dust obscures the light behind it, giving the stars their distinctive orange-brown color.



    Bart Delsaert

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            Bart Delsaert