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NGC 7023, The Iris Nebula

Contains: NGC 7023

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Vixen ED80SF

Imaging camera: Canon 550D

Mount: CELESTRON CG5-GT

Guiding telescope or lens: Vixen Finderscope 9x50

Guiding camera: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider

Focal reducer: Orion Field Flattener for Short Refractors

Software: PixInsightPHD GuidingO'Telescope BackyardEOS

Resolution: 5053x3289

Dates: July 11, 2013

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.45 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.65%

Astrometry.net job: 83764

RA center: 315.420 degrees

DEC center: 68.148 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.484 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.999 degrees

Field radius: 1.243 degrees

Description

I am calling this a work in progress.

Still not happy with my NGC2073 data after over four hours has been collected. Dark nebulae like this is tough! But...already starting to reap some reward. Digging out dark brown dust from "black" (light polluted...) space is a challenge. :)

Total integration time: 262 minutes, calibrated
22 x 300s ISO800, 18 x 240s ISO800, 8 x 600s ISO400

Equipment:
Vixen ED80sf 80mm APO refractor
Celestron CG-5 ASGT mount
Orion SSAG autoguider + 50mm guide scope
Canon T2i 550D DSLR (Baader IR modded)
Orion Field Flattener

Software:
Image acquisition with BackyardEOS
Guiding with PHD
Calibration/alignment/integration and post-processing with PixInsight

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Author

Cory Schmitz
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NGC 7023, The Iris Nebula, Cory Schmitz

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