NGC 7023 Iris Nebula, 



    
        

            Ted Davis

NGC 7023 Iris Nebula

NGC 7023 Iris Nebula, 



    
        

            Ted Davis

NGC 7023 Iris Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics RedCat 51 Petzval APO

Imaging cameras: Nikon D800

Mounts: iOptron Skyguider pro

Software: Adobe Inc Photoshop CC  ·  Deep Sky Stacker 4.2.3 64bit


Dates:Feb. 10, 2021

Frames: 100x180" (5h)

Integration: 5h

Avg. Moon age: 28.23 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.89%


Resolution: 4691x3130

Data source: Backyard

Description

A slightly ambitious attempt at capturing the Iris Nebula (NGC 7023), a bright reflection nebula in Cepheus, using my Red Cat 51 and Nikon DSLR. My imaging targets are somewhat limited at this time of year due to obstructions in the South/South-West and my low focal-range, which led me to imaging this great target. I managed to push the exposure time with iOprtron Skyguider Pro to 3 minutes. My favourite part of similar photos taken of this target are the dust clouds around the nebula itself, which I was pleased to capture, although revealing this dust did bring quite a lot of noise forward from the DSLR sensor. I'm quite happy with the result. Learnt a few new tips and tricks with processing in photoshop. C/C always welcome!

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NGC 7023 Iris Nebula, 



    
        

            Ted Davis