NGC7822 Emission Nebula

Photograph by

David John Watson

About this image

NGC7822 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 3,000 light-years distant,with the younger components aged no more than a few million years. The complex also includes one of the hottest stars discovered which is one of the primary sources illuminating the nebula.
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