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.
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.
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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
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