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Galactic Nebula NGC 1333: Close to the edge of a large molecular cloud in the constellation of Perseus lies a huge starforming region in a distance of only approx. 1000 LY. Most of the stars are younger than 1 Mill. years and are still hidden behind dense gas and dust veils. Sometimes the protostars show themselves by jets penetrating the cloud as can be recognized especially in the Hi-Res version of this image, which is dominated by a beautiful reflection nebula. These young stars are called Herbig-Haro objects.

The image was taken at the observatory of IAS at Hakos Farm in Namibia.


Object Galactic Nebula NGC 1333
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation NGC 1333
Constellation Perseus
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/3 in corrected primary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 7 x 10min each RGB, Baader filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing MaxIm DL5, CCDStack, Photoshop. Color Code RGB
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 29+30 Nov 2013
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