Iris Nebula and the Ghost of Cepheus

Iris Nebula and the Ghost of Cepheus
© 2022 Thomas Fuchs

The Iris Nebula is a reflection nebula in Cepheus. A popular target with amateur astronomers, the sourrounding flux nebulas are harder to photograph and require long integration times.

Also visible in this wide-field image, near the bottom left, is the Ghost Nebula.

Total exposure time: 18h 40m
Shot from my driveway near Tucson, AZ in June & July 2022

Telescope: William Optics RedCat 51 (250mm focal length ƒ/4.9)
Camera: ZWO ASI294MM Pro
Filters: ZWO LRGB filters
Mount: iOptron CEM26

Edited in PixInsight and Photoshop.

Details on Astrobin

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