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1333 contains a delightful mix of blue reflection
nebulosity, dark mysterious dust and red Hydrogen
It is an active region of star formation and
part of the nearby (approx 1,000 light-years)
Perseus OB2 molecular cloud complex.
It is rich in young stellar objects (YSOs) and
It contains many new stars, less than a million
years old, that are hidden by dust and only visible
The data for this image was captured from three
different telescopes between 2015 and 2018.
Jim & Linda Powell's TEC160FL scope/STXL-16200
camera: captured at DSW, Jan to Mar 2018 (21.25
hours LRGB + Ha)
DSW RCOS 14.5" team/SBIG STX-16803 camera: captured
at DSW, Oct 2017 to Jan 2018 (24.5 hours LRGB)
SRO Ceravolo 300/FLI PL16803 camera: captured at
SRO, Nov-Dec 2015 (7.6 hours Lum & red only)
Acquisition credit: Jim & Linda Powell, John
Kasianowicz, Daniele Malleo, Leonardo Orazi, Rob
Pfile, Rick Stevenson and Jerry Yesavage.
Processing credit and copyright: Rick Stevenson