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NGC 7380, The Wizard, 


            Simon Schweizer

NGC 7380, The Wizard

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher Quattro 8" f/4 Carbon (modded)

Imaging cameras: Moravian Instruments G2-8300 with external FW

Mounts: SkyWatcher NEQ6 VTSB3

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ICS Galaxy 8x50 Finder

Software: DeepSkyStacker  ·  Fitswork 4

Accessory: Pal Gyulai GPU coma corrector  ·  MGEN

Dates:Sept. 15, 2014Sept. 23, 2014

Baader Planetarium B 50.4 mm: 4x300" -15C
Baader Planetarium G 50.4 mm: 4x300" -15C
Astrodon Hα 3 nm, 31mm: 32x300" -15C
Baader Planetarium R 50.4 mm: 4x300" -15C

Integration: 3.7 hours

Darks: ~300

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 25.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 28.22%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Basic astrometry details job: 376555

Resolution: 620x472

Locations: Munich - Fürstenried West, Munich, Bayern, Germany


HαRGB, Hα data was merged with the red channel to get a nice red colour for the nebula.
Slight noise reduction via software on the final image.



NGC 7380, The Wizard, 


            Simon Schweizer