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Contains:  NGC 7023
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Iris Nebula, 


            Stacy Spear
Iris Nebula

Iris Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 4278x3233

Dates:Oct. 26, 2016

Frames: 42x240"

Integration: 2.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.70 days

Avg. Moon phase: 15.73% job: 1374045

RA center: 21h 1' 44"

DEC center: +68° 8' 31"

Pixel scale: 0.523 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -97.099 degrees

Field radius: 0.389

Locations: Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA, United States


For this image to come out this good, unguided... It Just makes me wonder about the possibilities of it, being tracked! I almost tossed the images but said what the heck, give it a whirl anyway. I will revisit this one soon!

And to answer the question, yes, I thought it was tracked. I sold my STV and recently started with PHD2. I was sure I was tracking...



Stacy Spear
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons


  • Iris Nebula, 


            Stacy Spear
  • Final
    Iris Nebula, 


            Stacy Spear


Fully restacked and processed this unguided image. I'm still amazed at the outcome!

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Iris Nebula, 


            Stacy Spear