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  • The Iris Nebula (also known as NGC 7023 and Caldwell 4) is a bright reflection nebula in the constellation Cepheus. The designation NGC 7023 refers to the open cluster within the larger reflection nebula designated LBN 487.


  • The nebula, which shines at magnitude +6.8, is illuminated by a magnitude +7.4 star designated SAO 19158.[1] It is located near the Mira-type variable star T Cephei, and near the bright magnitude +3.23 variable star Beta Cephei (Alfirk). (Wikipedia)


  • Distance: 1,300 light-years
    Size: 6 light-years

Location in the Night Sky



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