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Object Iris Nebula

The Iris Nebula is a bright reflection nebula, surounding the star cluster NGC 7023. The blue light of the nebula are clouds if intestallar dust reflecting the light of a cluster of bright young stars. The dark areas are clouds of dust obscuring the stars behind them.

Scope ES172ed
Camera ST2000XCM
Mount Losmandy G11
Filters Hutech LPS
Guiding Self Guided
Exposure Info 17 x 15 minute exposures (4.25 hours total)
Date September 12, 2012
Copyright Photo copyright Thomas Kerns, Beluga Lake Observatory