The Devil Nebula (NGC 7822)

Posted by azstarman01
on Sunday, November 10, 2013

This is NGC7822 and/or Cederblad 214. I like to call it the Devil Nebula because that is what I see when I look at it. It is an emission nebula about 3,000 light years away in the constellation Cepheus. The main star that is responsible for forming the nebula is BD+66 1673, which has a surface temperature of nearly 45000 K and a luminosity ~100000 times that of the Sun.

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