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Long time no process. :-(

I haven't had time to process any images since late last year, which in and on itself is quite depressing. The observatory on the other hand has been collecting data like a busy little bee. I now have a healthy back log of data to keep me occupied throughout my old age.

Earlier this month we collected some data on the Iris Nebula (NGC 7023). I have never imaged this before and I think it is a beautiful object so I decided to set up some runs on the observatory. Over the course of a few nights between dodging clouds and the moon we were able to collect about 16 hours worth of data on the Iris.

My observatory partner Jim Wood was nice enough to give me a kick in the butt by doing the stacking and combining of the data (pre-processing) and sending me the masters (thanks Jim).

Although I felt like I forgot almost everything in this huge hiatus from processing I think the image still came out well enough to post.

Here it is:

NGC 7023 - The Iris Nebula

I know it probably could have come out better but I am tired from a long day at work so I'm just going to call it a day.

I hope I can post more soon.

Thanks for looking. :-)