Embryo Nebula (NGC 1333) in Perseus

NGC 1333 a beautiful reflection nebula, dominated by bluish hues characteristic of starlight reflected by interstellar dust. It lies at the edge of the Perseus molecular cloud complex at a distance of about 1000 light-years and is an active star-forming region. Withing the dense clouds, many red Herbig-Haro objects are visable which indicates ongoing star forming activity. The dark nebula to the lower left of the image is Barnard 205.

North is at about 2 o’clock in this image.

Photographer: Martin Rusterholz

Telescope: RCOS 14.5” f/8
Mount: ASA DDM85
Camera: Apogee U16M
Exposure: LRGB 500:200:280:300 min.