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The Iris Nebula
By Alvin Jeng
Imaged with LightBuckets LB-0003
360:190:190:190 minutes - L, R, G, B
Like delicate cosmic petals, these clouds of interstellar dust and gas have blossomed 1,300 light-years away in the fertile star fields of the constellation Cepheus. Sometimes called the Iris Nebula and dutifully cataloged as NGC 7023, this is not the only nebula in the sky to evoke the imagery of flowers. Within the Iris, dusty nebular material surrounds a massive, hot, young star in its formative years. Central filaments of cosmic dust glow with a reddish photoluminescence as some dust grains effectively convert the star's invisible ultraviolet radiation to visible red light.
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  • LB-0001 | France, South Alpen
    820 mm (33") Cassegrain Nasmyth
    120 points per hour
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    430 mm (17") Dall Kirkham
    50 points per hour
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    110 mm APO (4.3") ED Doublet
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    175 mm APO (7") Apochromat
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    305 mm (12") Newton
    60 points per hour
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