NGC7822 - Nebula in Cepheus


NGC 7822 is a young star-forming nebula that lies approximately 3000 light years in the constellation of Cepheus. It is also known as Sharpless 171. This nebula has many Herbig-Haro objects (cosmic pillars) and contains one of the hottest known stars in our celestial neighborhood, having a luminosity 100,000 times greater than our sun.

The star cluster within NGC 7288 is designated as Berkeley 59.


Telescopes: Color: SkyWatcher 120ED
Ha: Pentax 75EDHF
Camera: Color: Modified Canon 650D; Raw capture; ISO 1600
Ha: ST-8300 w/12nm Astronomik filter
Mount: iOptron CEM60
Guiding: Orion QHY5L-II on 60mm finder scope
Exposures: Color24 @ 5 min.
Ha: 16 @ 7.5 min.
Processing: Color mages converted in Canon Digital Photo Professional and were calibrated, aligned, and combined using ImagesPlus. Ha images were aligned and combined in CCDSoft. The composite images were aligned in RegiStar before being combinded and adjusted in Photoshop. Topaz Detail and DeNoise were applied.
Note: Color images were taken from my backyard in southeastern Minnesota on 11/13/15. Ha images were obtained on 9/24/19.
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