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NGC 7223 THE IRIS NEBULA

The   Iris   Nebula,   also   NGC   7023   and   Caldwell   4,   is a   bright   reflection   nebula   and   Caldwell   object   in the   constellation   Cepheus.   NGC   7023   is   actually the   cluster   within   the   nebula,   LBN   487,   and   the nebula   is   lit   by   a   magnitude   +7   star,   SAO   19158. It   shines   at   magnitude   +6.8.   It   is   located   near   the Mira-type   variable   star   T   Cephei,   and   near   the bright   magnitude   +3.23   variable   star   Beta   Cephei (Alphirk).   It   lies   1,300   light-years   away   and   is   six light-years across.

NGC 7223 THE IRIS NEBULA

Place:        Ager-Lleida-Spain SQM:         21.3 - 21.6 Dates:       27-29-30 SEP / 2-4-5 OCT Details Telescope:  GSO RC14 Truss Mount:        ASA DDM85 Camera:      Moravian G3-11000 Focuser:      Feather Touch 3 Kit Boss II Flattener:    TS 2.5 Filters:         Astrodon LRGB Gen2 I-Series             True-Balance Exposure:    L:37x600 sec bin1                       RGB: 19x600 sec bin2 Processing:   Pixinsight & Photoshop CC Software:     MaximDL, Sequence,Autoslew Control Remote:  Talon6

Nebula

& Dust