Contains:  NGC 1333

Image of the day 01/11/2018

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    NGC 1333, 




    

        Connor Matherne
    NGC 1333

    Technical card

    Resolution: 3965x3944

    Frames:
    Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 18x600"
    Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 18x600"
    Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 20x600"
    Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 19x600"

    Integration: 12.5 hours

    Astrometry.net job: 1873724

    RA center: 52.336 degrees

    DEC center: 31.399 degrees

    Pixel scale: 1.660 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 1.344 degrees

    Field radius: 1.289 degrees

    Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, New Mexico, United States

    Data source: Unknown

    Description

    Clouds of stardust drift through this deep skyscape. The cosmic scene spans nearly 2 degrees across the Perseus molecular cloud some 850 light-years away. A triangle of dusty nebulae reflecting light from embedded stars is captured in the telescopic field of view. With a characteristic bluish color reflection nebula NGC 1333 is at left, vdB13 at bottom right, and rare yellowish reflection nebula vdB12 lies at the top. Stars are forming in the Perseus molecular cloud, though most are obscured at visible wavelengths by the pervasive dust. Still, hints of contrasting red emission from Herbig-Haro objects, the jets and shocked glowing gas emanating from recently formed stars, are evident in NGC 1333. At the estimated distance of the molecular cloud, legs of the triangle formed by the reflection nebulae would be about 20 light-years long.

    Source: APOD

    This target ended up being way more interesting and way dustier than I thought it would be. One of my favorite bits is the eagle head looking bit in the bottom right. I want to edit this image again and go a little heavier on the NR since there isn’t much detail to bring out in terms of sharpness for the image. I think heavier noise reduction and less effort into retaining detail would have benefited this image.

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    matherneconnor
    Connor Matherne
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    NGC 1333, 




    

        Connor Matherne