Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  NGC 7380
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The Wizard Nebula, 



    
        

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The Wizard Nebula

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The Wizard Nebula

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Teleskop-Service ONTC 8" f/4 Newton

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600 MM Cool

Mounts: iOptron CEM 60

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Teleskop-Service ONTC 8" f/4 Newton

Filters: Astrodon Ha 1.25" 5nm  ·  Astrodon S2 1.25" 5nm

Accessory: TS-Optics GPU Superflat 2" Coma-Corrector


Dates:Sept. 23, 2020Sept. 24, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon Ha 1.25" 5nm: 71x300" (5h 55') (gain: 77.00) 0C
Astrodon O3 1.25" 5nm: 66x300" (5h 30') (gain: 77.00) 0C
Astrodon S2 1.25" 5nm: 71x300" (5h 55') (gain: 77.00) 0C

Integration: 17h 20'

Darks: 40

Flats: 40

Flat darks: 40

Avg. Moon age: 7.29 days

Avg. Moon phase: 49.06%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3925071

RA center: 22h47m31s.7

DEC center: +57°5920

Pixel scale: 0.978 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 182.406 degrees

Field radius: 0.730 degrees


Resolution: 4132x3432

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Wizard Nebula, a popular target in the fall, is one of the few that I think has a more recent but probably unofficial re-naming. I believe it is also known as Harry Potter and the golden snitch. While I don't see any resemblence here I always saw a dark hand reaching out in the center of the image.

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