Iris Nebula – NGC 7023


Jay Bolt

Crigglestone, West Yorkshire

Skywatcher 130pds, EQ6-r Pro
QHY 163m camera and filter wheel
Baader LRGB filters
Stacked and calibrated in Astro Pixel Processor
Processed in PixInsight

9 hour total integration LRGB capture. 6 hours Lum, 3 hours total RGB. This early summer nebula is just appearing now in the East and its wonderful blue nebula contrasts nicely with the surrounding dark dust lanes that envelope it. It particular suits widefield framing to allow for the two stars in the upper left of the frame to offset the nebula.