Cederblad 214

Located in the constellation Cepheus 214 is part of a huge emission nebula. Like many nebula of this type it is a very active star nursery. Bok globules (dark gaseous clouds that form protostars) seem to float across the brighter areas of nebulosity. Stars born within the clouds of dust and gas light up its gases with ionizing radiation and blow away their shrouds with strong stellar winds. Star cluster NGC 7662 can be seen in the upper right corner of the image.


Exposure: William Optics Star71 f/4.9 (348mm), Atik 460EX. Ha:120m OIII:120m SII:120m. Total exposure 6h. Color mapping (Hubble palette modified): Red: SII Green: Ha Blue: OIII.


OTA:  William Optics Star71

Camera:  Atik 460ex w/EFW2 filter wheel

Filters:  Astrodon Ha/OIII/SII  (3nm)

Mount:  AP Mach1

Exposure:  Ha:OIII:SII     120:120:120  (m)

Data obtained:  September 2014

Meadowlark Ridge Observatory
Meadowlark Ridge Observatory