Iris Nebula


Graham Green

Brighstone, Isle of Wight, UK

Camera: Canon EOS 600D DSLR
Telescope: Officina Stellare APO APM 130-780.
Astronomik’s CCD CLS Clip Filter.
Mounted on a SkyWatcher NEQ6 Pro Mount.
Guiding: Skywatcher Startravel 80/ QHY5 Guider

From the dark skies of the Isle of Wight, I captured this image at October’s Disciples of the Dark Arts Star Party. The constellation Cepheus, contains this beautiful flower shaped reflection nebula. Surrounding it, obscuring clouds of dust and cold molecular gas are also present.