Stellar Cluster NGC 1333

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About The Object
Object Name NGC 1333
Object Description stellar cluster, reflection nebula
Distance 1,000 light-years (306.6 parsecs)
About The Data
Data Description This new composite image of stellar cluster NGC 1333 combines X-rays from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory (pink); infrared data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (red); and optical data from the Digitized Sky Survey and the National Optical Astronomical Observatories' Mayall 4-meter telescope on Kitt Peak near Tucson, Arizona. The Chandra data reveal 95 young stars glowing in X-ray light, 41 of which had not been seen previously using Spitzer because they lacked infrared emission from a surrounding disk. NASA
Instrument CXC, SST>Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), DSS, and NOAO>Mayall 4-meter telescope
Exposure Dates 7-2-2015
About The Image
Color Info Pink: Chandra X-ray Observatory Red: Spitzer Space Telescope Optical: DSS and Mayall 4-meter

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