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Explore NGC7023 The Iris Nebula

NGC7023

NGC7023

NGC7023 also known as the Iris Nebula is a bright reflection nebula in the Cepheus. The source of the reflection is from the open cluster in the center.

This nebula is bright at a magnitude of 6.8 and lies 1,300 light years away.

NGC7023 was first discovered by William Herschel in 1794

Processing Info

Here I have 15 frames at 300 seconds each. I stacked them using BatchPreProcessing in Pixinishgt.

The following processes were performed in PixInsight:

Once I found what I liked, I saved the files and went to Photoshop and ran Topaz AI DeNoise. This is an amazing plugin that works like magic.

The area of the sky in Cepheus
Here you can see the area of the sky in Cepheus imaged.

Acquisition Data