NGC 7023 The Iris Nebula, LBN 487, GN 21.01.0, [RK68] 105, Ced 187, [YDM97] CO 14, LDN 1172, LDN 1174; Cepheus
Takahashi FSQ f/5 refractor, Wide FOV
Astro Systeme Austria N12 f/3.5 corrected astrograph, Iris Nebula core
KAI-11000M/CM; M: ASA, CM: FSQ
Total Exposure Time: 5.25 hours FSQ, 6+ hours ASA
September 2010 (FSQ), June 2007 (ASA); Inkom, ID
Comments: This is a composite image of the region surrounding NGC 7023. The detailed image of the reflection nebula core was taken with a larger astrograph in 2007. The complete image from this date can be seen here. The background has been lightened so to see the numerous clouds of dust in this region. A wide field mosaic of this region may be seen here.