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NGC 7822 is a young irregular emission nebula and star forming region of about 40 light-years across, located 3,300 LY away in a giant molecular cloud in Cepheus. The powerful winds and radiation in the young, hot stars of the Berkeley 59 open cluster(top left), sculpt and erode the dense pillar shapes.

Imaged with Atik 383+ Mono on Skywatcher M-N 190 F5.3/EQ6 with Baader Ha/O3/S2 Narrowband Filters, a total of 24 subs each of 15 minutes with O3/S2 binned 2x2. [Ian Smith]

[Ian Smith]