NGC7023 - The Iris Nebula - Widefield


The Iris  Nebula - NGC7023
Apogee U16M w Astrodon Gen II RGB filter set
Takahashi FSQ F/5 Fluorite Refractor w Robofocus  on a Paramount ME guided with an ST-402 and eFinder
6 x 10 min each of RGB 
38 x 10 min Luminance
Acquired with CCDSoft5
Darks, Flats, Alignment and Sigma Reject combine in Maxim
Colour combines, various tricks in PixInsight
Tweaks to Levels and curves in PS CC 2016
No sharpening

Click on the image to see it at 3x this size.

This target is normally shot close-up on the nebula but recent work by Tom Davis illustrates just how much interesting stuff is swirling round in the vicinity of most of our popular targets. This modest effort is a tip of the hat to Tom.

Flesherton, Ontario
May 19 2012