Embryo Neb­ula (NGC 1333) in Perseus

NGC 1333 a beau­ti­ful reflec­tion neb­ula, dom­in­ated by blu­ish hues char­ac­ter­ist­ic of star­light reflec­ted by inter­stel­lar dust. It lies at the edge of the Perseus molecu­lar cloud com­plex at a dis­tance of about 1000 light-years and is an act­ive star-form­ing region. With­ing the dense clouds, many red Herb­ig-Haro objects are vis­able which indic­ates ongo­ing star form­ing activ­ity. The dark neb­ula to the lower left of the image is Barn­ard 205.

North is at about 2 o’c­lock in this image.

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RCOS 14.5″ f/​8
ASA DDM85
Apo­gee U16M
Astro­don Gen2
LRGB 500:200:280:300 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart Embryo Neb­ula (NGC1333) in Perseus

NGC 1333 Sky Chart - Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

Image cre­ated by Skychart