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NGC 7822

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NGC 7822 also referred to as Sharpless 171 is star forming region of gas and dust located in the constellation of Cepheus.

One of the stars in this region is BD+66 1673 is one of the hottest stars discovered in our corner of the galaxy with a surface temperature of 45,000K, and a luminosity of ~100,000 times of our Sun. It is an O5 type, and is also an Algol type eclipsing binary and the probable ionizing star of the region. It is also a member of the Berkley 59 star cluster.

 

 

Imaged with the ED80CFT refractor and Atik 314L+ mono ccd. Filters used were Ha, Red, Green, and Blue

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