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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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  Stars are forming in the Soul of the Queen of Aethopia. More specifically, a large star forming region called the Soul Nebula can be found in the direction of the constellation Cassiopeia, who Greek mythology credits as the vain wife of a King who long ago ruled lands surrounding the upper Nile river. The …

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A dramatic study in contrasts, this skyscape features stars, dust, and glowing gas in NGC 6914. The complex of nebulae lies some 6,000 light-years away, toward the high-flying northern constellation Cygnus and the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy.  The view spans nearly 100 light-years at the estimated distance of NGC 6914. Ultraviolet radiation from …

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  Recently I attended a lecture from Jay Gabany at our national astrophotography meeting about intensifying colors in your images. I decided to work on one of my favorite images to see if I could get more out of it. Especially the star colors and delicate structures in the nebula I like a lot in …

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