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NGC 1333 wide field

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SharpStar 15028HNT

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY268C

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SharpStar 15028HNT

Guiding cameras: QHY5L-II-M

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto S.L. PixInsight 1.8.8 Ripley  ·  Adobe Photoshop 2020  ·  Astro Photography Tool - APT APT - Astro Photography Tool v3.63

Filters: Optolong 2" UV/IR Cut

Dates:Nov. 16, 2020Jan. 17, 2021Feb. 4, 2021

Optolong 2" UV/IR Cut: 130x1000" (36h 6' 40") (gain: 0.00) -45C bin 1x1
Optolong 2" UV/IR Cut: 70x300" (5h 50') (gain: 56.00) -30C bin 1x1

Integration: 41h 56' 40"

Avg. Moon age: 9.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 24.96%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Astrometry.net job: 4213615

RA center: 3h 28' 6"

DEC center: +31° 13' 58"

Pixel scale: 0.864 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -173.218 degrees

Field radius: 2.202 degrees

Resolution: 3920x7596

Locations: Milky Way Observatory, Naobuzi, Zhangjiakou, Hebei, China

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


Our Milky Way is actually full of dust but hidden in the black starry background, it is not easy to see. Only by accumulating a long time of exposure, the dust that pervades the stars will show up, presenting rich details of intricate complexity.

This large patch of dust in the picture is part of the Perseus molecular cloud, located at the junction of Taurus, Aries, and Perseus, about 1,000 light-years away from the Earth. The dust with a total mass equivalent to 10,000 suns is gathered in clusters or twisted into twists. The thick areas are dense and opaque, and darker than space itself.

In this darkest corner, new light is gestating.

The dust near the center, a little red light came out from it, that was a star cluster forming in it. Beside this dust, a newborn star dispelled the haze, illuminating the surroundings with bright light, and became the brightest deep-sky object in this area.

Location: Hebei Kangbao Galaxy Observatory

Filming time: November 7, 2020-February 4, 2021

Telescope: Sharpstar 150 2.8 HNT

Camera: QHY268C

Mount: Aton iOptron CEM70/CEM60


Guide camera: QHY5L-II-M

Number of shots: 130×1000 seconds, 70×300 seconds

Cumulative exposure: 41.9 hours

Shooting software: APT

Processing software: PixInsight, PhotoShop



    NGC 1333 wide field, 


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    NGC 1333 wide field, 


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NGC 1333 wide field, 


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