The NGC 1333 cluster

Noirlab_noao0308a_1024

noirlab_noao0308a May 26th, 2003

Credit: University of Florida and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

The NGC1333 cluster in the constellation Perseus is embedded deeply in the Perseus giant molecular cloud, at a distance of 1,000 light-years from Earth. It is the home to several hundred young and forming stars with ages less than about one million years. The cold molecular gas in he cloud collapses under the pull of gravity to form the new stars. Prominent in this infrared image are outflows of gas being driven by the forming stars, and shocks where these outflows strike the cold molecular material in the surrounding cloud. This image was obtained with the University of Floridas near-infrared camera and multi-object spectrometer named FLAMINGOS, using the National Science Foundations 2.1-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson AZ. The three colors in the image correspond to near-infrared wavelengths: red (2.2 microns), green (1.6 microns), and blue (1.3 microns).

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao0308a/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 1333
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 3h 29m 21.6s
DEC = 31° 10’ 52.5”
Orientation
North is 0.2° CW
Field of View
17.3 x 17.8 arcminutes
Constellation
Perseus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue KPNO 2.1-meter Telescope (FLAMINGOS) Infrared (None) 1.3 µm
Green KPNO 2.1-meter Telescope (FLAMINGOS) Infrared (None) 1.6 µm
Red KPNO 2.1-meter Telescope (FLAMINGOS) Infrared (None) 2.2 µm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Green
Red
Noirlab_noao0308a_1280
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ID
noao0308a
Subject Category
Subject Name
NGC 1333
Credits
University of Florida and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2003-05-26T00:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao0308a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
KPNO 2.1-meter Telescope, KPNO 2.1-meter Telescope, KPNO 2.1-meter Telescope
Instrument
FLAMINGOS, FLAMINGOS, FLAMINGOS
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
None, None, None
Central Wavelength
1300, 1600, 2200
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
52.3401088, 31.18124452
Reference Dimension
1900.0, 1956.0
Reference Pixel
597.7730217, 140.3668518
Scale
-0.000151, 0.000152
Rotation
-0.1897421777
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noao0308a
Metadata Date
2020-11-13T12:34:16.745078
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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