ngc 7023 with LBN 487 the Iris nebula in Cephus
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North is to the right in this image. Ahh, the proper designation is perphaps ngc 7023, the iris nebula, with LBN 487. I find both in the many
web pages. Whatever, one refers to the small open cluster in the clear area, and the other to the reflection nebulosity itself. The driving force
for the reflection is the central star, SAO19158, which may also be responsible for illuminating the dark dust streaming south (left).
 Telescope Explore Scientific David H. Levy Comet Hunter Maksutov-Newtonian 152mm f/4.8 mounted piggyback on Meade LX 200 Classic 12 inch
Camera Canon XT/350d modified with Baader type 1 filter by Hap Griffin
Exposure  34 five-minute and 34 six-minute sub-exposures at iso 800 - total of 374 minutes
 Guiding  PHD Guide from Stark labs with Meade DSI pro I on Meade 12-inch LX 200 Classic at f/3.3
 Software  Images acquired, calibrated, stacked and color corrected with Nebulosity 2.2.4 from Stark Labs. Further processing in Photoshop CS 3.
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