Deep space - reflection nebula among stars
Open cluster NGC 7129 - a cluster of stars located in Cepheus. According to a recent survey there are more than 130 very young stars of the age under 1 million years. This cluster is associated with the reflection nebula IC 5134, which is illuminated by the light of these stars. The nebula resembles a rosebud - young stars blown big "balloon" in the molecular cloud that surrounded them during their birth. Those jewels are located in Cepheus, about 3,000 light-years from Earth. They are accompanied by open cluster NGC 7142, distant 6200 - 7600 years light of Earth. Picture taken with newton telescope 750mm focal length and professional astronomic camera. Total exposure time: 5 hours 55 minutes.
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