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Ced 214



Cederblad 214 in Cepheus

RA = 0 hrs 1 min; Dec = 68 deg 32 min.

Date & Site:

Imaged over 2 nights in July, 2015; Carlsbad, CA

Conditions: excellent seeing; 68 degrees; calm


Telescope: Takahashi FSQ106 f/5 540mml

Mount: Losmandy G-11 with Gemini
Camera: ST-10XME; CFW10; AstroTech guidescope

Astrodon 3 nm narrowband filters


Exposures: 3 hours of Ha and 3 hrs of OIII (in 20-minute subexposures) for a total of 6 hours imaged over 2 nights.

Cederblad 214 is part of a larger complex known as NGC 7822. Hot, young stars and pillars of gas and dust are found throughout this nebula. The open cluster to the right and above center is Berkeley 59. Several dark nebula from the Lynd's Dark Nebula catalog are scattered throughout this region.

Color mapped using a modified Hubble palette with hydrogen emissions assigned to green and red and doubly ionized oxygen to blue

Field of View =96 x 65 arc minutes

3,000 light years away


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