NGC7822 and CED 214

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Hot, young stars and cosmic pillars of gas and dust seem to crowd into NGC 7822. That’s the object on the left. At the right is CED 214. At the edge of a giant molecular cloud toward the northern constellation Cepheus, the glowing star forming region lies about 3,000 light-years away. Within the nebula, bright edges and dark shapes are highlighted in this colorful skyscape. The dark area between the two objects (near the center of this image is sometimes called the donut hole. This is a 60 minute exposure on November 1, 2019. Click for a more detailed view. 

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