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NGC 7129

NGC 7129

NGC 7129 is a reflection nebula located 3,300 light years away in the constellation Cepheus. A young open cluster is responsible for illuminating the surrounding nebula. A recent survey indicates the cluster contains more than 130 stars less than 1 million years old.

The nebula is rosebud-shaped; the young stars have blown a large, oddly shaped bubble in the molecular cloud that once surrounded them at their birth. The rosy pink color comes from glowing dust grains on the surface of the bubble being heated by the intense light from the young stars within. The ultra-violet and visible light produced by the young stars is absorbed by the surrounding dust grains.

Telescope: GSO RC 10
Camera: SBIG ST10 XME
Mount: Astrophysics Mach 1 GTO
Filters: Astrodon Gen II LRGB
Exposures: L bin1x2, RGB bin 2x2
Total Exposure: 10h
Location: Mt. Parnon Greece

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