NGC 7129 in Cepheus

NGC 7129 in Cepheus as imaged using the Starfield Optics 8″ astrograph and Starizona Nexus reducer/corrector (F3 focal ratio). Also used was a QHY268M camera, QHY filter wheel and Optolong L-R-G-B filters.

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The Starfield Optics 8 inch astrograph (with Nexus F3 reducer/corrector, QHY268M camera and filter wheel ride atop a Sky Watcher EQ6 mount under the starry night sky.

A reflection nebula and star forming region, NGC 7129 (aka Rosebud nebula) is located 3,300 light years away from Earth. Astronomers believe that our own Sun may have formed billions of years ago in a cluster similar to NGC 7129.

The nebula spans about 10 light-years across. The stars forming within NGC 7129 are relatively young, around 1-2 million years old.

The surrounding nebula is illuminated by the young open cluster. According to a recent investigation, the cluster comprises more than 130 stars.

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