NGC 1333 in the constellation Perseus

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NGC 1333 is a reflection nebula, which lies about 1,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Perseus. Lastly, astronomers have found around 50 brown-dwarfs within the nebula, which is a larger part of the Perseus molecular cloud. Also nearby is the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex, which contains about 3,000 solar masses of material. One such member of the brown-dwarf family belonging to the nebula is six times more massive than Jupiter, making it one of the smallest free-floating objects currently known of.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Intes Micro MN84
Imaging cameras: QSI 583 wsg
Mounts: Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar
Software: Adobe Photoshop CC, PixInsight
Filters: Astrodon Luminance, Astrodon RGB filter set
Dates: Oct. 24, 2013
Astrodon Luminance: 9×1200″
Astrodon RGB filter set: 48×900″

Autor: Dean Salman

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