NGC7023 - Iris Nebula

Object name: NGC 7023
Object type: Bright nebula
Magnitude: 7.1
Size: 10.0'x8.0'
Apparent RA: 21h 1m 36s Apparent Dec: +68 11' 27"
Constellation: Cepheus

200mm F5 newtonian @F5 , SC3.5 toucam RAW mode. IRB + RGB filters.
80mm F5 refractor @ F10 guidescope with SC1 toucam and GuideDog

Exposures. 100x10s luminescence. 40x15s each with RGB filters.

A little late in the season for this nebula - but I decided to try this target to compare it with my SC1 shot found here. You will note the SC3 image is much deeper, but the old image does show better detail in the areas close to the bright star. Perhaps more work can improve this image next season.

The grouping of stars in the middle is an open cluster known as Cr 427.

The AVIs were stacked in Registax 3 with darkframe subtracted and "dark pixels" removed with Registax 3 Sigma Clipping. Curves in photoshop. RGB layers combined, mutiple L layerings and final saturation reduction in photoshop. Slight noise reduction in Neat Image

This was the only image managed on a good clear night with a 50% moon - alas we had a power cut! I was going to take exposures of the left hand side to make a mosaic, but the UPS ran out!