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Cederblad 214 and NGC 7822

Through time immemorial the ancients of many cultures regarded wreaths as a symbol of the cycles of life. Cyclic life, death, and rebirth are all conveyed by the simplest of shapes, the circle. Cederblad 214 and NGC 7822 create a cosmic wreath- a celestial Ouroboros that powerfully evince stellar life and death. Shown within this circle are clouds of dust, perhaps heavy in the ashes of exploded stars, and new-born radiative suns in clusters with umitigated luminosity.

Click on the above picture to see a larger image of the central nebula.

Date: Acquired October-December 2006
Telescopes: Televue 127is and Takahashi 180
Camera: Apogee U9000 (Televue) and Apogee U9 (Tak 180)
Total Integration Time: 45 hours (14 Hours Ha with Televue and 11 Hours RGB with Tak 180)
This a an Ha Blended image.

Minimum Credit Line: Adam Block and Tim Puckett.

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