Giant molecular cloud and dust lanes in Perseus. On the left is IC348 a bright young cluster settled in the reflection nebula of this giant cloud. On the right side of this 2 frame mosaic is NGC 1333 and area of star birth surrounded by dark lanes of cosmic dust.
Each frame is 9 hours of exposure for a total 18 hours over 5 nights in October and November 2010. Taken by Lynn Hilborn, WhistleStop Observatory, Grafton, Ontario. NP 101is telescope @f4.3 and a FLI ML8300 camera. Image is LRGB and Ha all binned 1x1