Perseus Molecular Cloud
Ssc2019 18a

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Observation • December 19th, 2019 • ssc2019-18a


A collection of gas and dust over 500 light-years across, the Perseus Molecular Cloud hosts an abundance of young stars. Located on the edge of the Perseus Constellation, it was imaged by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., manages the Spitzer Space Telescope mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Science operations are conducted at the Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology, also in Pasadena. Caltech manages JPL for NASA.

About the Object

Perseus Cloud
Nebula > Type > Star Formation
Nebula > Type > Interstellar Medium

Color Mapping

Band Wavelength Telescope
Infrared 24.0 ┬Ám Spitzer MIPS


Position (J2000)
RA =3h 36m 44.3s
Dec = 31° 37' 45.7"
Field of View
5.6 x 2.3 degrees
North is 21.7° left of vertical