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Iris Nebula

 Iris Nebula by Thomas Kerns of Beluga Lake Observaory

Object: Iris Nebula
Description 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
Filters Hutech LPS
Mount Losmandy G11
Guiding Self Guided
17 x 15 minute exposures (4.25 hours total)



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