Daily Archives: February 20, 2015

NGC 1333, reflection nebula, Perseus



NGC 1333 is a reflection nebula located in the constellation Perseus. It belongs to the Perseus molecular cloud. In 2011 researchers reported finding 30 to 40 brown dwarf objects in the cloud and in the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex. The energy from the nearby stars is insufficient to ionize the gas of the nebula to create an emission nebula, but is enough to give sufficientscattering to make the dust visible.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade Explore Scientific ED 127
Imaging cameras: Cannon Eos 60 da
Mounts: Celestron CGEM CEGEM
Guiding cameras: LUNATICO QHY 5-II
Focal reducers: TeleVue 0.8x Photo Reducer/Flattener REF-3007
Software: PixInsight
Accessories: Lunatico EZG-60
Resolution: 4360×2871
Dates: Jan. 24, 2015
Frames: 18×600″ ISO800
Integration: 3.0 hours
Darks: ~13
Flats: ~30
Bias: ~45
Avg. Moon age: 3.93 days
Avg. Moon phase: 16.50%
Temperature: 2.00
RA center: 52.363 degrees
DEC center: 31.371 degrees
Pixel scale: 1.150 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: -89.691 degrees
Field radius: 0.833 degrees
Author: angelozano
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