Iris Nebula (NGC7023) - 5/19/12
Image of the Iris Nebula, aka NGC 7023. This image was taken over 4 nights. Ever since I started imaging, I wanted to get a decent image out of his area. There is a cool nebula that is basically light from the bright star in the middle reflected off the surrounding dust. There is also a nice tail of dust that blocks out the stars behind. Very difficult to capture from a light polluted site where I image from.
Some flexture was showing its ugly face in these long sub exposures, the stars are getting quite oblong here.
30 x 15 minutes @ ISO400
Canon XSi + MPCC + IDAS LPS-P2 filter
Celestron C6-N on a CG-5 ASGT mount