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.


RCOS 14.5″ f/​8
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

About Me

Hello, my name is Martin Rusterholz. I’m a Swiss amateur astrophotographer living near Zurich, the biggest town in Switzerland. My interest in astronomy started when I was 16. At that time, I built my first Newtonian telescope and mount. I studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) which was the only study including at least some aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. “Looking at the nights sky is an experience touching everybody deeply inside, something common to all human beings independent to the language spoken by the individuals”. Deep-sky astrophotography is my passion.