Meet NGC 7822. This is 29 hours of data I collected over 6 clear nights. This is a Hubble palette image (false colour).

NGC 7822 is a young, star-forming region in the constellation of Cepheus It lies about 3000 light years away above our galaxy. Inside this region is a supernova remnant – which indicates that a massive star in it has already exploded. It also contains one of the hottest stars discovered near our Sun. This star has a surface temperature of 45000 Kelvin while the surface temperature of our Sun is just 5778 Kelvin. Not only is the star super hot, it’s luminosity is about 100,000 times that of our Sun!

You can see pillars of cold molecular gas and clouds of dark dust that lie within NGC 7822. Powering the nebular glow are the young, hot stars of the Berkeley 59 cluster, whose powerful winds and radiation also sculpt and erode the dense pillar shapes.

This was imaged from the backyard using the following equipment:

Esprit 100 Triplet refractor F5.5
Moravian 16200EC CCD camera
Optolong narrowband filters (Ha, O3 and S2)
Skywatcher EQ6 mount on a Skyshed Pier
Processed in Pixinsight

My astro gear:

Skywatcher Esprit 100 F5.5 Triplet refractor telescope

Moravian G3 16200EC CCD w/ 5 position FW

William Optics Zenithstar APO refractor telescope

QHY168C 16mp cooled cmos camera

Optolong L-R-G-B 2″ filters

Optolong L-eNhance filter

Optolong L-pro filter

Triad Quadband Ultra Filter

Skywatcher EQ mount

Skywatcher Star Adventurer

Pegasus Astro Focus Cube

Orion Starshoot Autoguider

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