NGC 1333

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Description: NGC 1333 is a region of intense star formation that is extremely young (less than one million years old) and extremely close by astronomical standards. For these reasons, it has been closely studied by many astronomers. They have discovered the youngest protstar here, as well as many Herbig-Haro objects, and a deflected jet of a protostar. A mouse-over featuring the Spitzer infrared image of this nebula is available on this website, as is a small animation (3 megs) of Spitzer's and my image.
Constellation: Perseus
Distance: ~1000 light years
Date: 20, 21, 25-27 september 2006
Equipment: AP155, ST10XME, AP1200
Exposure: RGB: 4.3-3.3-4.6 hours unbinned (Astrodons)