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Contains:  NGC 7380
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The Wizard Nebula - NGC7380 - SHO, 





    
        

            Thomas Richter
The Wizard Nebula - NGC7380 - SHO

The Wizard Nebula - NGC7380 - SHO

Technical card

Resolution: 3215x2291

Dates:June 7, 2017June 10, 2017June 12, 2017

Frames:
Baader Ha 2" 7nm: 22x600" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium O3 1.25" 8.5nm: 12x900" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium SII 1.25" 8nm: 13x900" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 9.9 hours

Darks: ~35

Flats: ~21

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 15.32 days

Avg. Moon phase: 95.88%

Astrometry.net job: 1615635

RA center: 341.770 degrees

DEC center: 58.048 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.218 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.994 degrees

Field radius: 0.668 degrees

Locations: Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany

Description

Object description (wikipedia.org) :

NGC 7380 (also known as the Wizard Nebula) is an open cluster discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1787. William Herschel included his sister's discovery in his catalog, and labelled it H VIII.77. It is also known as 142 in the 1959 Sharpless catalog (Sh2-142). This reasonably large nebula is located in Cepheus. It is extremely difficult to observe visually, usually requiring very dark skies and an O-III filter.

Located 7200 light years away, the Wizard nebula, surrounds developing open star cluster NGC 7380. Visually, the interplay of stars, gas, and dust has created a shape that appears to some like a fictional medieval sorcerer. The active star forming region spans 100 about light years, making it appear larger than the angular extent of the Moon. The Wizard Nebula can be located with a small telescope toward the constellation of the King of Aethiopia (Cepheus). Although the nebula may last only a few million years, some of the stars being formed may outlive our Sun.

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A bit sharpened and more intensive color in nebula

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The Wizard Nebula - NGC7380 - SHO, 





    
        

            Thomas Richter