Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Perseus (Per)  ·  Contains:  B1  ·  B202  ·  B203  ·  B205  ·  NGC 1333  ·  NGC1333  ·  VdB12  ·  VdB13
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NGC 1333 - The Embryo Nebula Wide Field, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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NGC 1333 - The Embryo Nebula Wide Field

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NGC 1333 - The Embryo Nebula Wide Field, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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NGC 1333 - The Embryo Nebula Wide Field

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics Guide Star 61 APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC Pro

Mounts: Celestron CGX-L

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron OAG

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174MM

Software: Topaz Labs DenoiseAI  ·  Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy N.I.N.A. 1.10  ·  Aries Productions Astro Pixel Precessor v1.082  ·  Open PHD Guiding PHD2 2.6.9  ·  Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Topaz Labs Topaz Studio II  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2020

Filters: Baader UV/IR Cut

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Powerbox Advanced


Dates:Nov. 19, 2020

Frames:Baader UV/IR Cut: 36x300" (3h) (gain: 200.00) -8C bin 1x1

Integration: 3h

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 4.73 days

Avg. Moon phase: 23.29%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00


Astrometry.net job: 4158149

RA center: 3h 28' 58"

DEC center: +31° 17' 32"

Pixel scale: 2.152 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -3.278 degrees

Field radius: 1.739 degrees


Resolution: 4809x3263

Locations: Big Bend Ranch State Park, Terlingua, Texas, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

This is the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen through my telescope. This is NGC 1333, aka the Embryo Nebula. Located in the Perseus constellation about 1,000 light years away, NGC 1333 is a reflection nebula—that is, unlike an emission nebula, it doesn’t generate its own light and is only visible because of (1) hot stars nearby that light it up, and (2) dense gas and dust that obscures stars and other objects behind it.

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NGC 1333 - The Embryo Nebula Wide Field, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge