NGC 7023 – The Iris Nebula


The Iris Nebula is a favorite among amateur astrophotographers because of its pretty blue hue and contrasting dark dust. It is a “reflection” nebula, that is, it does not emit light itself but rather reflects light from a surrounding star, in this case a relatively bright star of magnitude 7.4

Technical details:

Telescope: SkyWatcher Esprit 120 f/7 and field flattener
Mount: SkyWatcher NEQ6 Pro
Camera: Canon T6
Filters None
Exposure: 22 x 10 minutes at ISO 1600
Place: Sainte-Sophie, Qc
Date: July 2019