NGC 1333 is a small reflection nebula which belongs to the Perseus OB2 molecular cloud complex.

The nebula is a young active region of star formation in the constellation Perseus, the stars forming in this region are estimated to be less than 1 million years old.

At a distance of “only” a 1000 light years it is one of the nearest star forming regions.

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Name NGC1333
Type Reflection nebula
Constellation Perseus
Right ascension 03h 29m 02s
Declination +31° 21′ 00″
Distance 1.000 ly
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