Iris Nebula - 16" x 20" - Aluminum
Photographer: Chris Martel
This is an 16 x 20″ picture on aluminum with a float mount (shown in picture) for easy wall hanging.
The Iris Nebula, also known as NGC 7023 is a bright reflection nebula in the constellation Cepheus. NGC 7023 is actually the cluster within the nebula, LBN 487, and the nebula is lit by a magnitude +7 star, SAO 19158. It shines at magnitude +6.8. It is located near the Mira-type variable star T Cephei, and near the bright magnitude +3.23 variable star Beta Cephei (Alphirk). It lies 1,300 light-years away and is six light-years across.