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.


Taka­hashi FSQ-106EDX III
Andor CG16M
Astro­don Gen2
HHaR­GB 360:240:280:190 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart NGC 7822 in Cepheus

NGC 7822 Nebula Sky Chart - Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

Image cre­ated by Skychart

About Me

Hello, my name is Martin Rusterholz. I’m a Swiss amateur astrophotographer living near Zurich, the biggest town in Switzerland. My interest in astronomy started when I was 16. At that time, I built my first Newtonian telescope and mount. I studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) which was the only study including at least some aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. “Looking at the nights sky is an experience touching everybody deeply inside, something common to all human beings independent to the language spoken by the individuals”. Deep-sky astrophotography is my passion.