NGC 1333 - Reflection Nebula
What we see in this image, is the core of a much larger dust complex called NGC1333, which is located about 1000 light years from us in constellation Perseus. NGC1333 is a reflection nebula and very known for it's distinctive colors, especially for the blue hues of a starlight reflected by the dust surrounding it. While having very interesting structures of a very faint dust clouds, we can also note the yellowish and reddish emissions of Herbig-Haro objects. Objects that are designated as Herbig-Haro, have their distinctive look, as stretched, twisted, curled patches of nebulosity which are results from ionized gas from newborn stars, hitting nearby clouds with incredible speeds. These HH nebulosities often can be found in a vast, star-forming regions.
This object really appreciate wide field imaging, as the clouds of dust spreading much father all around the central area of the nebula. But with my small sensor camera I could only concentrate on the very central part of the nebula, which resulted in more personal, close up image of this beautiful object.
Optics : GSO 8" RC + CCDT67 @ F5.4 @ 1067 mm
Camera : Atik - 414 EX Mono + EFW2 Filter Wheel
Filters : Astrodon Gen 2 E-Series - RGB Filter Set - 1.25"
Mount : NEQ-6 Pro (Self Hypertuned/Belt Mod)
Guiding: Atik OAG + SX Lodestar 2
Acquisition : Sequence Generator Pro (188.8.131.52)
Exposure : L (1x1) - 40 x 180 2 Hours
R (2x2) - 20 x 180 1 Hour
G (2x2) - 20 x 180 1 Hour
B (2x2) - 20 x 180 1 Hour
Total Exp: - 5 Hours
Calibration: Bias, Flats, Darks
Processing : PixInsight 1.8 (1353)