NGC 7023

NCG 7023 — Click on image to enlarge

NGC 7023, aka the Iris Nebula, is a bright reflection nebula in Cepheus, although technically speaking, the designation 7023 refers to the open cluster of stars within the larger nebula complex. The nebula itself appears in Lynds’ Catalogue of Bright Nebulae (LBN 487), and also in Sidney van den Bergh’s