NGC 1333

Reflection nebula NGC 1333 is currently the most active region of star formation in the Perseus molecular cloud.  It is a wonderful example of a reflection nebula embedded with an open star cluster.  This object holds hundreds of "young" (less than one million years old) stars, most of which are hidden in the dense dust clouds.


I have imaged this target in the past with my Esprit 120.  I wanted a slightly wider field this time so I used the William Optics Star 71.


OTA:  William Optics Star71

Camera:  Atik 460ex w/EFW2 filter wheel

Filters:  Astrodon LRGB

Mount:  AP Mach1

Exposure:  L:R:G:B  270:120:120:120   RGB bin 2x2

Data obtained:  November 2018/December 2019

Meadowlark Ridge Observatory
Meadowlark Ridge Observatory