Sunday, September 16, 2007

Young Suns in Cepheus

Credit & Copyright: Tony Hallas

The dusty reflection nebula NGC 7129, about 3,000 light-years away, toward the constellation of Cepheus.

The bright stars embedded in NGC 7129 are perhaps a million years young. The telltale reddish crescent shapes around NGC 7129 are associated with energetic jets streaming away from newborn stars. Surprisingly, despite the dust, far off background galaxies can be seen in the colourful cosmic vista.

Labels: ,