Cederblad 214 and NGC7822 (SH2-187)

clic for 30% size 1069 x 792 (284 kB)

clic here for 50% size 1781 x 1320 (585 kB)

About this Image

Cederblad 214 and NGC 7822 (also named SH2-187) are a nice but different pair of emission nebulae. Ced 214 shows a very turbulent structure with obscuring dust and glowing pillows blown away from the stellar wind. NGC7822 more reminds of the North american or California nebula showing a "wall" in the center.
North is right.

Below you find a crop on the center of Ced 214 in 40/100%.

At bottom you find a crop on the center of NGC 7822 in 40/100% size.

clic for 100% size 825 x 1116 (188 kB)

clic for 100% size 1085 x 993 (247 kB)

Technical Details


105mm TMB refractor with flattener at f/6.5

Mount MK100 GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M at -25C, internal filter wheel
Filters Astronomik H-alpha (15 nm) + RGB
Date Sep 18, 2004.
Location Wildon/Austria
Sky Conditions mag 5.5, good transparency, temperature 12 C,
Exposure Ha = 180 min (10-minute sub-exposures),
RGB= 30:30:30 min (10-minute sub-exposures)
all 1x1 bin.
Processing Image aquisition in Maxim DL 4.0; Image calibration, aligning, mean stacking, DDP and color synthesis in ImagesPlus;
Photoshop: H-alpha blended to red and L channel; cropped, Noise reduction by Neatimage;