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NGC 7380 - The Wizard Nebula in Hydrogen Alpha

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Planewave CDK 12,5'' 12.5 CDK

Imaging camera: QSI 683 wsg-8 QSI

Mount: apt1200gto AP1200

Guiding telescope or lens: Planewave CDK 12,5'' 12.5 CDK

Guiding camera: QSI 683 wsg-8 QSI

Software: CCD Autopilot 5

Resolution: 1500x2041

Dates: Nov. 2, 2013

Frames: 16x1200"

Integration: 5.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.89 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.02%

Astrometry.net job: 1509596

Locations: ImagingInfinity Observatory, Bethune, SC, United States

Description

This is the "Wizard Nebula", otherwise known as NGC7380, in the constellation of Cepheus. The old wizard can be seen on the left looking towards the right, with his wizard's hat on, and with his hands open wide. Technically, NGC7380 refers to the open cluster of stars embedded within the region of hydrogen nebulosity, known as Sh-142. The size of the nebula is about 75 x 140 light years and it lies at a distance of 10,400 light years from earth.

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NGC 7380 - The Wizard Nebula in Hydrogen Alpha, Hap Griffin