NGC 7822

Another clear evening (at least to start with) and a continuing look in Cepheus. This time I made an attempt at NGC 7822 which is a very large area of emission nebula. As it was still fairly windy I erected a bit more shielding which helped to avoid the problems of the previous evening. I was only able to capture the brightest part of the nebula so a much deeper image is required to reveal its true splendour. Whether much of an improvement is possible from this location remains to be seen. A wider & faster lens might do better, though a bright moon at first quarter (albeit fairly low down) wasn't helping the session. Details: WO Megrez 88 + MPCC. 10x 10 minute exposures @ iso800 with CLS in DSS, CS2 & XAT.

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