NGC 7023


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Date Taken:
Garrett
NGC NGC 7023
Nebula
Mayhill, NM
12-01-2010
Description

Lying in the western part of Cepheus, this beautiful object is a fairly unusual pure reflection nebula, caused by light from the central magnitude 7 star, SAO 19158, being reflected off the abundance of dust particles left over from when the star was formed. NGC 7023 is really a misnomer since it refers to the open cluster visible in this image immediately to the west of the nebulous region. The correct designation for the nebula itself is LBN 487.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
2 Hrs Lum 1.75 RGB
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
RCOS 16 inch f/8.7 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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