Iris Nebula

119. Iris Nebula


NGC 7023  RA: 21h 00.5'  Dec: +68 10'   Cepheus (Cep)

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The Iris Nebula (also known as NGC 7023 and Caldwell 4) 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. It is located near the Mira-type variable star T Cephei, and near the bright magnitude +3.23 variable star Beta Cephei (Alfirk). It lies 1,300 light-years away and is six light-years across.
 

Image Information

Location Black Forest SP
Date Sept 9 2015
Optics Orion 10 f/3.9
Filters Baader MPCC
Mount Celestron CGE
Camera Canon/Hutech 500D
ISO 800
Subexposures 16
Exposure Length 300
Guider KwiqGuider
 

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