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Contains:  NGC 7380, NGC7380, PK107-00.1, Sh2-142, Sh2-143
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A Wizard Lost in Dark Space : NGC 7380 revisited, 


            Bogdan Borz
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A Wizard Lost in Dark Space : NGC 7380 revisited

Technical card

Dates:May 19, 2020

Frames: 190x300"

Integration: 15.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.56 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.66% job: 3656223

RA center: 22h 46' 58"

DEC center: +58° 6' 0"

Pixel scale: 0.969 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -84.370 degrees

Field radius: 0.750 degrees

Resolution: 3324x4481

Locations: Backyard, Toulouse, Occitanie, France

Data source: Backyard


This is a reprocess from scratch of the Wizard Nebula. I tried a different approach especially with a differential stretching of the nebula and stars, I'm still looking for an optimal workflow for these nebulas situated in a dense star field. I also tried to keep the noise in check.

The palette is a bit different and I find that this less typical orientation is emphasizing some of the structures present in the nebula (like the dark clouds floating in the lower left that I noticed only at the end of this 2nd processing !). Clear skies !

Ha 67 x 300s, O3 60 x 300s, S2 63 x 300s at -20° gain 139/21
May 19, 21, 25 2020



Bogdan Borz
License: None (All rights reserved)

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A Wizard Lost in Dark Space : NGC 7380 revisited, 


            Bogdan Borz