NGC1333

NGC 1333 a reflection nebula in Perseus surrounded by the Perseus molecular cloud. Image contains dark nebula as well as 5 Herbig-Haro objects. Herbig–Haro (HH) objects are bright patches of nebulosity associated with newborn stars. They are formed when narrow jets of partially ionised gas ejected by stars collide with nearby clouds of gas and dust at several hundred kilometres per second. Imaged using 8 inch RC telescope unguided @ f/8 (1600mm), QSI 683 mono CCD, MyT mount. Total exposure time is 20 hours.