NGC7023 - The Iris Nebula

Credits: Jamie Bell

NGC7023 is also known as the Iris Nebula.
The designation NGC7023 refers to the open cluster within the larger reflection nebula designated LBN487. 

Facts about NGC7023 by Keith Turnecliff

The dominant colour of the brighter reflection nebula is blue, characteristic of dust grains reflecting starlight.
The pretty petals of the Iris Nebula span about 6 light years. 

OIt is circumpolar so available to observers in northern latitudes all year round.

This star chart represents a view from Long Itchington for late September at 10pm.
Credits: Image courtesy of Starry Night Pro Plus 8, researched and implemented by Keith Turnecliff.