Photo of the Week for November 23, 2018
The night sky is full of wonderful, mysterious and beautiful sights. And as familiar as many deep-sky denizens are, there are plenty more to discover. Take NGC7129 in Cepheus. It’s rarely photographed despite being a fantastically interesting object. The nebula’s blue-tinted dust haze is illuminated by a clutch of newborn stars (perhaps only a few million years old) while the tiny, crescent-shaped red strands are Herbig-Haro objects energized to luminescence by ultraviolet light.
Roger Ménard photographed NGC7129 from his backyard observatory in Sainte-Sophie, Quebec. For the final image he combined a total of six hours exposure data (shot through red, green and blue filters) captured with a ZWO ASI 1600MM cooled CMOS camera and a Celestron Edge HD 14 telescope working at f/7.7 (with focal reducer).