NGC1333 by Dave Collings
Submitted November 20, 2023 by Chelsea Chin
NGC1333 : Reflection Nebula
- Imaged on November 18 through November 20th capturing 16 hours of LRGB data.
- Plane Wave 12.5 CDK with the PW 0.66 reducer
- Astro-Physics 1100GTO CP4 mount.
- Main camera used is the ATIK 16200 Mono with Chroma filters.
- Guider scope is the Astromania 400mm Refractor and ASI290mm guide camera.
- The integration time was 7 hours Luminance, and 3 hours each for RGB for a total of 16 hours all 5 minute sub frames.
“NGC1333 is located in the northern constellation Perseus, positioned next to the southern constellation border with Taurus and Aries. The nebula is visible as a hazy patch in a small telescope, while a larger aperture will show a pair of dark nebulae designated Barnard 1 and Barnard 2. It is associated with a dark cloud L1450 (Barnard 205). Estimates of the distance to this nebula range from 980–1,140 light years from Earth. It contains a fairly typical hierarchy of star clusters that are still embedded in the molecular cloud in which they formed.”
David Collings – Blue Ridge Observatory | Sparta, North Carolina USA