Contains: NGC 7023
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Iris Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Artisanal T150/750 in Vixen casing and slide focuser

Imaging camera: Nikon D7000

Mount: Vixen GP2

Guiding telescope or lens: Self-Made 80/320mm achromat

Guiding camera: QHYCCD QHY5L-II Color

Focal reducer: Lichtenknecker Coma Corrector

Software: photoshopDeepSkyStackerPHD2 Guiding

Filter: Baader Planetarium SkyGlow

Resolution: 4515x2952

Dates: Aug. 13, 2016

Frames: 100x300"

Integration: 8.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 9.87 days

Avg. Moon phase: 75.26% job: 1221777

RA center: 315.265 degrees

DEC center: 68.084 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.331 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -176.600 degrees

Field radius: 0.997 degrees

Locations: Observatoire de Borlo, Sint-Truiden, Belgium


First run at the Iris Nebula. Only 3h30 during the darkest hours of the night. In Belgium during summer the night lasts just a few hours. The subject will definitely need more capture time. I think at least 3x more to reveal the clouds in the dark nebula. If it is even possible considering the local light pollution... :-(





Sky plot

Sky plot


Iris Nebula,