Ced214, located at the border between Cepheus and Cassiopea, is a rarely imaged emission nebula, which form a beautiful pair with its neighbor NGC7822. The nebula is extended for 50', and is also known as Sh2-171. In the upper part of the nebula is visible the open cluster Berk59, formed by 40 stars. The image is an Ha(HaR)GB.
- Camera : Starlight Xpress SXV-H9 with Astronomik 13nm Ha and RGB Type II dichroic filters
- Telescope : Takahashi FS-102 at F/6 with focal reducer on a GM2000-FS2
- Guiding : ST4 on a Vixen 80/910mm.
- Exposure : 6x900sec. Ha unbinned - 3X300sec. each RGB binned 2x2
- Processing : MaxIm (align, combine, stretching) - Photoshop (final enhancing)
- Location : from my backyard in Castano Primo (Mi)
- Date : August 14, 2004
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