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NGC7023

 


NGC 7023 : Iris Nebula in Cepheus

Imaged on 8/26/06


Scope: Takahashi MT160 (F4.8)
Mount: Losmandy G-11
Camera/Autoguider: SXV-H9c
Exposures: 28 x 5 minutes

Site: Palomar Mountain
Temp: 61 degrees, mild winds, excellent seeing

This image shows dusty material surrounding a massive hot young star located 1300 light years away. The star's UV radiation excites the surrounding dust giving off a redish color. The blue is from ionized oxygen.