NGC 7129 & NGC 7142

NGC 7129

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Location / Date

Zellerndorf, 01.und 02. September 2011

Telescope / Mount / Guiding

10" f4,7 Skywatcher Newtonian, Skywatcher NEQ6, Baader MPCC, Lacerta OAG + Mgen

Camera / Exposure

Canon EOS 1000Da, 46 x 15min ISO 200 (total 11h 30min)


Theli, Fitswork, Photoshop


NGC 7129 is a reflection nebula located 3,300 light years away in the constellation Cepheus. A young open cluster is responsible for illuminating the surrounding nebula. A recent survey indicates the cluster contains more than 130 stars less than 1 million years old. NGC 7129 is located just half a degree from nearby cluster NGC 7142.

NGC 7142 is an open cluster about 6,200 light-years away. With an estimated age of 4.5 billion years, he is one of the oldest known open clusters.

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