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This image was made last week on holiday in the Eifel in Germany. Under a Bortle 3-4 sky I wanted to try to catch some nice dark nebulae. Unfortunately it looked like the weather was not really cooperating with thunderstorms in the evening and clear skies during the day. Luckily on August 13 the clouds …

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This image shows the result of my imaging sessions in the Eifel, Germany during my holidays last year. When I was there we had 2 very clear nights and 2 nights with some high clouds. I decided to go for a dark nebula as these are impossible to image from where I live. This image …

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NGC 7822 is a young star forming complex in the constellation of Cepheus. The complex encompasses the emission region designated Sharpless 171, and the young cluster of stars named Berkeley 59. The complex is believed to be some 800-1000 pc distant, with the younger components aged no more than a few million years. The complex …

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  This image shows Lynds Dark Nebula 1251 in the constellation of Cepheus. The image was taken from my holiday location in Steinborn-Daun in Germany. We were planning to leave home on Sunday, but the forecast for that night was so good that we decided to stay one night longer, as it was also almost …

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This colorful skyscape features the dusty, reddish glow of Sharpless catalog emission region Sh2-155, the Cave Nebula. About 2,400 light-years away, the scene lies along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy toward the royal northern constellation of Cepheus. Astronomical explorations of the region reveal that it has formed at the boundary of the massive …

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