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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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NGC 2170 reflection nebula in the constellation Monoceros

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Reflecting the light of nearby hot stars, NGC 2170 is joined by other bluish reflection nebulae, a compact red emission region, and streamers of obscuring dust against a backdrop of stars. Like the common household items still life painters often choose for their subjects, the clouds of gas, dust, and hot stars pictured here are also commonly found in this setting – a massive, star-forming molecular cloud in the constellation of the Unicorn (Monoceros).  The giant molecular cloud, Mon R2, is impressively close, estimated to be only 2,400 light-years or so away.

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
Dates: Nov. 9, 2013
Astrodon Luminance: 12×1200″
Astrodon RGB filter set: 60×900″

Autor: Dean Salman

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05 February 2014

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