Pictures of nebula NGC 1333
Images of NGC 1333 and facts about the beautiful reflection nebula.
NGC 1333 is a reflection nebula located 1,000 lightyears away in the constellation Perseus.
The nebula lies on the edge of a large star-forming region and contains hundreds of stars that are as young as less than one million years old.
The glow from these scorching hot young stars is what illuminates NGC 1333 and makes it such a beautiful deep-sky target to observe and photograph.
NGC 1333 was discovered by by German astronomer Eduard Schönfeld in 1855.
Below is a selection of images of nebula NGC 1333 captured by astrophotographers and BBC Sky at Night Magazine readers.
For info on photographing a nebula, read our guide to deep-sky astrophotography and our tutorial on deep-sky image processing.
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