Pictures of nebula NGC 1333

Images of NGC 1333 and facts about the beautiful reflection nebula.

NGC 1333 Didier Rediger-Lizlov, David Attié, Stefan Shramm, e-Eye remote telescope hosting service, Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain, 25 – 30 October 2017 Equipment: Altair 130 ED Triplet apo refractor, GSO 8-inch Dobsonian, 2 x Moravian Instruments G2-4000 CCD cameras, Astro-Physics 900 GTO German Equatorial Mount.

NGC 1333 is a reflection nebula located 1,000 lightyears away in the constellation Perseus.

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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.

NGC 1333 - An Interstellar Dust Cloud by Callum Hayton, Southern France. Equipment: Altair Astro 115EDT, Canon 600Da, NEQ6
NGC 1333 – An Interstellar Dust Cloud by Callum Hayton, Southern France. Equipment: Altair Astro 115EDT, Canon 600Da, NEQ6

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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NGC 1333 Dan Crowson, Dark Sky New Mexico, USA, October 2019 and January 2020 Equipment: SBIG STF-8300M mono camera, Astro-Tech AT12RC Ritchey-Chrétien astrograph
NGC 1333 Dan Crowson, Dark Sky New Mexico, USA, October 2019 and January 2020 Equipment: SBIG STF-8300M mono camera, Astro-Tech AT12RC Ritchey-Chrétien astrograph
NGC1333 by Didier Rediger-Lizlov, David Attié, Stefan Shramm,
NGC1333 by Didier Rediger-Lizlov, David Attié, Stefan Shramm, “e-Eye” remote telescope hosting service, Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain. Equipment: Altair 130mm, Moravian G2-4000, LRGB Baader, AP900 GTOCP3, SKYMECA OAG Skystrack, LodestarX2
NGC 1333 by Robert Scott, Northumberland, UK. Equipment: WO 90 Megrez, QHY9m, EQ6 mount
NGC 1333 by Robert Scott, Northumberland, UK. Equipment: WO 90 Megrez, QHY9m, EQ6 mount