Cepheus NGCs

The next session was a bit cooler and the transparency remained somewhat variable but fairly good. This time I tried for a pair of adjacent NGC objects in Cepheus. The open cluster is NGC 7142 and the reflection nebula is NGC 7129. The open cluster is believed to be partially obscured by the dust clouds associated with the nebula which itself is illuminated by a small cluster of very young stars. Details: Megrez 88 apo. 15 x 10 minute exposures @ iso1600 with CLS in DSS, FIV, CS2 & XAT.

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