21H 1.6m +68° 10'
Size: 10' × 8'
Distance: 1,400 light-years
Like most reflection nebulae, NGC 7023 is faint and requires a good deal of exposure. Even harder is capturing the surrounding dark, gaseous environment.
I recommend a fast scope, such as a rich-field Newtonian, for NGC 7023.
Slower telescopes, such as an SCT or a small refractor, will require guided exposures in order to capture all the faint detail.
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LRGB at 640:62:64:60 minutes respectively. 2-minute subs.
7-9 August 2009
San Mateo, CA