NGC7822 is a young star forming complex in Cepheus and is estimated to be about 2.900 ly distant.
The complex also contains a very hot star (an eclipsing binary system) which has a surface temperature of almost 45.000K. This star is one of the primary sources illuminating the surrounding nebula.

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Name NGC 7822
Type Emission nebula
Constellation Cepheus
Right ascension 00h 01m 09s
Declination +67° 25′ 17″
Distance 2.900 ly
Other designations Sh2-171, Cederblad 214