NGC 7822 and Cederblad 214 in Cepheus
NGC 7822 and Cederblad 214 are a starforming region in the constellation of Cepheus some 3000 lightyears away. In the center, very hot and powerfull stars are creating pillar-like structures. Open cluster Berkley 59 is a very young star cluster.
In the upper left corner, two old open star clusters are visible. King 11 is just outside of the Ha region, while NGC 7762 is to its right.
NGC 7822 covers the left side of the image, as well known as SH2-171. Various bright and dark nebulas are part of this region. The small, bluish nebula to the lower right of the image is vdB 2.
The images covers about 3.5°x3.5° and is a combination of RGB and Ha narrowband data. North is left in the image.