Russell Croman Astrophotography  



Stellar Nursery NGC 1333

About This Photograph

This is a region of active star formation, one of the most studied in the sky. The bright blue nebula is technically what is known as NGC 1333, while the dark cloud to the lower left is known as Barnard 205. Embedded within this vast cloud of gas and dust are new stars springing to life, marked by the tell-tale red glow of ionized hydrogen gas.

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Technical Details

Optics:PlaneWave 14" CDK
Camera:QHY600M and SBIG STX-16803
Mount:Paramount ME II
Filters:Chroma R, G, B, and 3nm H⍺
Dates/Times:19 November 2020 - 8 January 2021
Location:RC-Astro North Observatory at New Mexico Skies
Exposure Details:RGB = 30.8 hours, Hα = 6 hours
Acquisition:MaxIm DL 6, ACP Expert
Processing:PixInsight, Photoshop