Iris Nebula – AP175 Refractor

This is the Iris Nebula, NGC7023, as seen with the Astro-Physics 175 Starfire Refractor from the Deep Sky West Observatory.   Exposure: LRGB (21,27,23,10) x 900sec Date: 2017-07-17…2017-09-21 Setup: Astro-Physics 175 Starfire with FLI PL16070 Site: Deep Sky West Observatory, NM, USA

Iris Nebula – NGC7023

The Iris Nebula, NGC 7023 or better LBN 487, is definitely one of my all time favorites. I have one of my early versions from a year ago in this blog. Usually we admire the mysterious blue glow of the reflection nebula diverting the light of the embedded magnitude 7 star, SAO 19158. However, there […]