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The Wizard Nebula (NGC7380, Sh2-142), 


            Salvatore Iovene
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The Wizard Nebula (NGC7380, Sh2-142)

Acquisition details

Oct. 1, 2011
Astronomik H-alpha CCD 6nm: 15×1800(7h 30′) -20°C
7h 30′
Avg. Moon age:
4.62 days
Avg. Moon phase:
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:

RA center: 22h47m22s.98

DEC center: +58°0434.3

Pixel scale: 8.217 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 94.979 degrees (flipped)

Field radius: 0.846 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 620x407

File size: 169.1 KB

Locations: Home pier, Espoo, Finland


(15x30' Ha 6nm)

Here are seven an a half hours, split in fifteen 30-minute subs, on the Wizard Nebula, aka NGC7380, aka Sh2-142.

NGC 7380 is a typical starforming region in the direction of an outer spiral arm of our galaxy (around 7,000 light years distant). This field contains many young energetic stars that make the natal gas that surround them glow an intense pink/red. The majority of stars for this newly formed group are out of the field to the upper left (right, in my image). Their winds and radiation sculpt clouds of gas and dust into the mountainous ridges seen here. The darkest parts of this image are foreground clouds of dust thick enough to extinct the light beyond them

(Quoted from www.noao.edu/outreach/aop/observers/n7380.html)


Sky plot

Sky plot


The Wizard Nebula (NGC7380, Sh2-142), 


            Salvatore Iovene