A Star Forming Region : NGC 1333

Yesterday the telescope was pointed at a star forming region called NGC 1333.

NGC 1333 is a reflection nebula whose stars are less than a million years old. Blue light from the nebula’s central star is scattered by the surrounding dust and patches of red and brown light shows regions of hydrogen gas.

The picture below was taken of this star forming region yesterday. In this wide view, the blue light from the central star is not that evident in the cloud however you can see the central star ASR 41 in the nebula as the brightest star in the center of the picture.

NGC 1333 is visible from Sydney .

Picture Taken 5th September 2010 (Click to Enlarge)

~ by sydneystargazers on September 6, 2010.

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