APOD: NGC 1333: Stellar Nursery in Perseus (2023 Apr 22)

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APOD: NGC 1333: Stellar Nursery in Perseus (2023 Apr 22)

Post by APOD Robot » Sat Apr 22, 2023 4:05 am

Image NGC 1333: Stellar Nursery in Perseus

Explanation: In visible light NGC 1333 is seen as a reflection nebula, dominated by bluish hues characteristic of starlight reflected by interstellar dust. A mere 1,000 light-years distant toward the heroic constellation Perseus, it lies at the edge of a large, star-forming molecular cloud. This Hubble Space Telescope close-up frames a region just over 1 light-year wide at the estimated distance of NGC 1333. It shows details of the dusty region along with telltale hints of contrasty red emission from Herbig-Haro objects, jets and shocked glowing gas emanating from recently formed stars. In fact, NGC 1333 contains hundreds of stars less than a million years old, most still hidden from optical telescopes by the pervasive stardust. The chaotic environment may be similar to one in which our own Sun formed over 4.5 billion years ago. Hubble's stunning image of the stellar nursery was released to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the space telescope's launch.

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Re: APOD: NGC 1333: Stellar Nursery in Perseus (2023 Apr 22)

Post by Ann » Sat Apr 22, 2023 5:52 am

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IC 348 and NGC 1333. Credit: Peter Shah.

California Nebula the Pleiades IC 348 and NGC 1333 annotated Rogelio Bernal Andreo.png
Zoom out: The California Nebula, the Pleiades, IC 348 and NGC 1333.
Credit: Rogelio Bernal Andreo.

As you can see, NGC 1333 (which is quite small as starforming regions go) keeps good company. It is found in the vicinity of the California Nebula, the Pleiades and IC 348!

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The Dark Seahorse in Cepheus. Image Credit & Copyright: Jeff Herman

Don't know if the Dark Seahorse in Cepheus is very seahorse-like, but I expect things to happen in the thick dark "head" of the cosmic seahorse, at upper center left in the picture by Jeff Herman. Because stars form, and little nebulas like NGC 1333 form, in thick parts of elongated dust lanes.

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Re: APOD: NGC 1333: Stellar Nursery in Perseus (2023 Apr 22)

Post by AVAO » Sat Apr 22, 2023 5:52 am


Newborn star (center star of HH10) in its birth cave :roll:

HUBBLE (Colors from SPITZER)
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SPITZER / HUBBLE
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HUBBLE / SPITZER
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SPITZER / HERSCHEL
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PLANCK
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Re: APOD: NGC 1333: Stellar Nursery in Perseus (2023 Apr 22)

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Apr 22, 2023 2:33 pm

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Hubble peeks in Perseus star forming area! 8-)
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Re: APOD: NGC 1333: Stellar Nursery in Perseus (2023 Apr 22)

Post by AVAO » Sun Apr 23, 2023 10:04 pm

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Re: APOD: NGC 1333: Stellar Nursery in Perseus (2023 Apr 22)

Post by Ann » Mon Apr 24, 2023 3:49 am

AVAO wrote: Sun Apr 23, 2023 10:04 pm
ThanX Ann for your helpful information, as always.

I think you wanted to show this absolutely wonderful photo?
https://apod.astronomia.com/wp-content/ ... e509_k.jpg
https://www.aapod2.com/blog/Ngc1333
I did want to show it, but it was too large!

And thank you for your absolutely great photos showing the distribution of gas and dust in and around NGC 1333!

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Re: APOD: NGC 1333: Stellar Nursery in Perseus (2023 Apr 22)

Post by orin stepanek » Thu May 04, 2023 4:46 pm

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So many Stellar nurseries in the universe that
there must be life out there JMHO! 8-) :lol2:
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