NGC 7129


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Mazlin
NGC 7129
Nebula
Mayhill, NM
10-12-2008
Description

A lovely reflection nebula in Cepheus, NGC 7129 also contains many young stars (which provide the illumination for the reflective dust), and also examples of  Herbig-Haro objects -- these crescent-shaped areas of red nebulosity arise when gas, ejected by the young stars, collides with nearby interstellar gas and dust. HH objects are typically seen along the rotational axis of the star, and are a relatively brief cosmic light show; that is, they only last a few thousand years.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
Lum=8.5 hrs, Red=2.5 hrs, Green=2.5hrs, Blue=3.5hrs
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
RCOS 16 inch f/8.7 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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