NGC7142 is an open cluster in the constellation of Cepheus. Nearby, NGC7129 is a reflection nebula illuminated by young giant stars.
NGC7129 is about 3,000 light-years away only half the distance of NGC7142. Some remote galaxies can be seen through holes in the dust distribution of the Milky Way. E.g the galaxy PGC 0097261 north of NGC7142 is more than 100,000 times more distant than the reflection nebula.
Image orientation: North is on top.
Telescope: Skywatcher Esprit Refractor 80mm @f/5 on Vixen GP-DX mount.
Camera: MI G2-8300FR @ -25°C
Exposure: LRGB 13x300s / 7x300s / 5 x300s / 9x300s. No binning.
Note: First test image with new Esprit refractor.
Processing: MaximDL and Pixinsight.