NGC7023 - The Iris Nebula - Widefield

Iris RGB
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
5 x 5 min RGB 
Acquired with CCDSoft5
Darks, Flats, Alignment and Sigma Reject combine in Maxim
Colour combines done in PS CS4
Levels and curves in PS CS4
No sharpening
Noise reduction using Reduce Noise in PS4

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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
September 5 2010