Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  Iris Nebula  ·  NGC 7023  ·  VdB139
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IC7023 - The Iris

Acquisition details

RA center: 21h01m34s.419

DEC center: +68°0940.14

Pixel scale: 0.886 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 84.911 degrees

Field radius: 0.602 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 4065x2727

File size: 6.8 MB

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Iris Nebula is a bright reflection nebula in the constellation Cepheus. The designation NGC 7023 refers to the open cluster within the larger reflection nebula designated LBN 487. The nebula, which shines at magnitude +6.8, is illuminated by a magnitude +7.4 star designated SAO 19158.

This image was taken with my new ASI294MC + StellaLyra GSO 6" RC ungudied on my CEM25-EC mount. Although pretty low in the night sky the north-east horizon is particularly dark from my location so the Iris was worth a shot.

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IC7023 - The Iris, 



    
        

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