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NGC 1333, 





    
        

            Andrew Barton
NGC 1333

NGC 1333

Technical card

Resolution: 3201x2505

Dates:Nov. 24, 2017

Frames: 117x300"

Integration: 9.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.38 days

Avg. Moon phase: 29.30%

Astrometry.net job: 1844736

RA center: 52.323 degrees

DEC center: 31.395 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.372 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.116 degrees

Field radius: 0.775 degrees

Locations: Muleshoe Ranch, Willcox, AZ, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

NGC 1333 is one of the nearest star forming regions to our solar system at around 1000 light year distance. The most visible part of this region is the bluish-white reflection nebula at center. The red objects down and left of the reflection nebular are emissions from Herbig-Haro objects, jets from newly formed stars colliding with the gas and dust that birthed the star. NGC 1333 contains hundreds of young stars, most hidden in visual wavelengths by the dust you can see in this image.

I had the opportunity to take this image while acting as guest caretaker with my wife for the Nature Conservancy's Muleshoe Ranch Preserve in Southern Arizona. In addition to natural hot springs and lush riparian areas in the middle of the Sonoran Desert, Muleshoe Ranch also offers Bortle class 2 skies.

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Andrew Barton
License: Attribution Creative Commons
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NGC 1333, 





    
        

            Andrew Barton

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