Object name: VDB012
Designation(s): VDB012, GN03.22.3,
vdB 012 is a yellow reflection nebula in southern Perseus less than a degree from NGC 1333. It is illuminated by HD 21110, a K4III-IV star, hence its color. It's likely the star is somewhat in front of the nebula so the nebula is reflecting some of its light rather than scattering its blue light as it would if it was well behind the nebula. My The Sky program says it is about 680 light-years distant. That would put the nebula at about the same distance. The entire field is full of the faint dusty light of the Perseus OB2 molecular cloud. I assume the nebula is just a portion of the cloud that happens to have a 9th magnitude yellow-orange star nearby. van den Brock referenced the nearest bright star for his objects. Technically vdB is HD 21110. GN 03.22.3 refers to the nebula itself though most prefer the vdB number.