The Iris Nebula - NGC7023 - Tak FSQ

Iris + Dust

The Iris Nebula - NGC7023 - stretched to show the surrounding dust
Camera: Apogee U16M w Astrodon Gen II LRGB filters
Scope: Astro-Physics AP155EDF w 4" FF
Mount: SB Paramount ME
Guiding: SBIG ST402ME on Borg 60 guidescope
6x10min each for RGB
38x10min Luminance
Flesherton, Ontario, Canada
May 2012
Images captured with CCDSoft v5.0
Session orchestrated by CCD-Commander
Calibration and combines in Maxim DL
Levels, curves, other tricks applied in Photoshop CS5

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