NGC 7023 The Iris Nebula - 10.02.05

Image Capture Details

Optics:  Meade LX200 14GPS
Mount: Meade
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel
Filters: None
Exposure:  120 Minutes
Time:
Location: Waldwick, NJ
This nebula is a complex mixture of reflection, emission and dark nebulosity surrounding a 7.4 magnitude star that
illuminates the reflection nebula. The star, HD 200775, is a Herbig Be star that is a pre-main sequence star with a
mass between 3 and 15 solar masses. The star is only about 5,000 years old.
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