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NGC 7822, SH2-171, Ced 214 - 31.8.2021 at 03.00 Fregenal de la Sierra, Espanja Observation number 101069

Visibility Unclassified

Tapio Lahtinen, Tampereen Ursa

This was the first targets on the Spanish telescope 3 years ago.
There are interesting fog objects around the object so I decided to try the mosaic again.
And again, I stated that it is not easy.
I can't say how many different times I tried with different tricks to get a cool end result but not - always the seams grimace in the end result.
So in the end I decided that this would then only become a 1x2 mosaic instead of the original 2x2 mosaic.
Maybe I'll gather courage again in a couple of years and try again ...

Edit: I added a starless version with the new StarXTerminator

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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • NGC 7822, SH2-171, Ced 214
  • Constellation
    • Cepheus
  • Nebulae
    • Emission nebula info

      In an emission nebula the hot stars nearby cause the gas glow. This should not mix with reflection nebula, where the gas is only lit up by nearby stars.

      The appearance of a gas nebula is irregular, and the fainter parts of it need bigger instruments to be visible.


      Emssion nebulae in Cepheus. The bigger part is composed of the nebulae Cederblad 214 (Ced214) and NGC 7822. The lower round nebula is called Sharpless 170 (Sh2-170). Image J-P Metsävainio.


      The Orion nebula. Image Samuli Vuorinen.


      In this 4-degree-field there are emission nebulae Sh2-157, Sh2-158, Sh2-159, Sh2-161 and Sh2-162 (or NGC 7635 aka Bubble Nebula) and open clusters M52 and NGC 7510. Image Juha Kepsu.


      NGC 281 aka Pacman Nebula. The object is in Cassiopeia. Image J-P Metsävainio.


      NGC 896 in Cassiopeia is the tip of Heart Nebula (IC 1805). Image Timo Inkinen.

  • Star clusters and asterisms
    • Open cluster info

      Open cluster is an irregular group of tens or hundreds of stars. It can be visible as separate stars or a bit fuzzy spot with small instrument.

      There is the open cluster M52 on the right edge of the image. The red emission nebula is the Bubble Nebula. Image Jyrki Grönroos.


      The open cluster M45 aka Pleyades. Image Juha Parvio.


      The pair of the open clusters NGC 869 and NGC 884 aka the Double Cluster in Perseus. Image Lauri Kangas.


      M34 is also an open cluster in Perseus. Image Teppo Laitinen.


      The Wild Duck Cluster M11 is an exceptional dense open cluster. Image Jaakko Asikainen.



      The Ptolemy's Cluster M7 is located in a rich-star area of The Milky Way in Sagittarius. Image Toni Veikkolainen.

Technical information

Sky-Watcher Esprit 100ED, 10 Micron GM 1000 HPS, Atik 460EX. About 6.5 hours of exposure in one panel so about 13 hours here (in a 2x2 mosaic it would have been about 26 hours ...)

Comments: 3 pcs
Erik Pirtala - 19.9.2021 at 19.20 Report this

Tykkään suuresti näistä väreistä. 2x2 -mosaiikki toivottavasti onnistuu vielä, mutta hieno kuva joka tapauksessa

Tapio Lahtinen - 20.9.2021 at 10.39 Report this

Kiitos Erik.

Kokeilin tähän myös uutta StarXTerminator-tähtienpoistoa ja olisin laittanut tuloksen tänne, mutta mulla on editointilinkki hukassa - modet!

Tero Sipinen - 20.9.2021 at 22.00 Report this

Linkki lähetetty.

Mitä tulee saumojen irvistämiseen, niin mosaiikeissahan se suorastaan kuuluu asiaan, että saumat näkyy ;)

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