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NGC 7129 in Cepheus

NGC 7129 is an open cluster, but longer exposures will reveal the associated reflection nebula in the center. Dark nebula LBN 497 can also be seen. A lot of star birth activity is taking place in this area. A surprise target, and one of my favorite so far, due to it's shape and lovely color variations.

Technical specs:

Optics: AT12 RC astrograph @ f/8 Camera: QHY9M CCD Filters: Orion 2'' LRGB Mount: AP900 GTO Guider: Meade DSI Pro II

Focus: Robofocus Software: CCD Commander, Maxim DL, Photoshop CC 2014, Pixinsight 1.8

Date: RGB: 9/4/2016,9/5/2016 L: 9/4/2016 Exposure: L: 14x1200'' bin1 RGB: 6x600''each bin1 Total integration: 7.6 hours

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