The gas and dust of intergalactic stellar creation glow with a delicate blue light reflected from a recently born star in the constellation, Cepheus. The stellar winds generated by the energetic magnitude 7 central star, SAO 19158 light up and shape the surrounding molecular clouds reminiscent of blue iris petals after which this lovely nebula was named.
Date Imaged :
August 16 - 17, 2009
Borg 77ED f/5.5
Baader LRGB 12,12,12,12 x 5min
Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines