The Iris Nebula from Kielder
This is the first image I have processed form the Kielder star aprty (see the previous post). It is 17 x 15 min subs with the QHY8/8″ F4 Newt and guided by TS OAG and Lodestar – My usual setup!!!
I was genuinly surprised at the amount of dust that is in this image, it is the first time I have captured anything like this much dust and I’m sure it could be better processed but I have been playing about with it for the best part of a week, so I’m gonna post this!
The Irus nebula (NGC7023) is a reflection nebula in Cepheus, the bright, hot young central star is so bright that it is lighting up all the surrounding dust in the image – I love this image, I’m sure there will be a few reprocesses of this coming shortly as well as I tweak things….. I think I might go back and increase the colour of the central nebula but I do like this version, so maybe I should leave well alone?
Anyway, what do you think? Comments as always are most welcome!