2017-08-29 / Image Details (Click on image to enlarge)
The Iris Nebula is a bright reflection nebula in the constellation Cepheus, 1,300 light years away from Earth.
The nebula contains at its centre an extremely young star named V380 Cep which is believed to have burst into life
just 5,500 years ago. Since still incredibly young there is plenty of local dust surrounding the star and when
starlight hits the dust it's reflected to become the visible nebula.
|Camera||Nikon DSLR D810A|
|Telescope||Skywatcher Quattro 8CF 200 DS Fibre OTA Newton Carbon|
|Special Lense||Skywatcher Newtonian F4 Coma Corrector|
|Mount||Skywatcher AZ-EQ6, EQASCOM, Stellarium|
|Autoguiding||Lacerta MGEN2 (Autoguiding, Dithering)|
|Camera Control||Digicamcontrol (Focus, Camera Control)|
|Lights||70 x 120s (2h20'), ISO-1000, additional Biases, Flats, no Darks|
|Stacking Software||Pixinsight 1.8, Bayer Drizzle 2x|
|Image Processing||Pixinsight 1.8|