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Contains:  NGC 7023
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Iris Nebula, 


            John Michael Bell...
Iris Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 5999x3984

Dates:Aug. 29, 2019

Frames:Optolong 2" L pro: 49x150" (gain: 150.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.0 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~300

Avg. Moon age: 28.44 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.34%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Temperature: 31.00 job: 2891075

RA center: 315.424 degrees

DEC center: 68.181 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.652 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 356.994 degrees

Field radius: 0.652 degrees

Locations: Backyard, Tucson, Arizona, United States

Data source: Backyard


Hi everyone,
So I finally imaged the Iris, something I've wanted to capture since I first saw it. It is in my opinion one o the most captivating deep sky objects. It is so mysterious like a portal to some new world! Unfortunately because of my shallow backyard most of the northern sky is blocked by my house. Running out of targets, I decided to move my setup 2 feet closer to the south wall giving a good amount of new sky just north of the Zenith. I'm excited to image the new targets in this area.. even if I am killing a small patch a grass lol.



John Michael Bell...
License: Attribution Creative Commons

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Iris Nebula, 


            John Michael Bell...