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Contains:  NGC 7380, NGC7380, PK107-00.1, Sh2-142
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The Wizard Nebula - NGC7380 - SHO, 


            Thomas Richter
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The Wizard Nebula - NGC7380 - SHO

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO 8" f/5 Newton

Imaging cameras: Moravian G2-8300FW

Mounts: SkyWatcher NEQ6 Pro Goto

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Viewfinder 8x50

Guiding cameras: Astrolumina Alccd5L-IIc

Focal reducers: TS Coma corrector 2"

Software: PhotoShop CS5  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  FitsWork 4  ·  DeepSky Stacker Deep Sky Stacker 3.3.4  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Baader Planetarium O3 1.25" 8.5nm  ·  Baader Planetarium SII 1.25" 8nm  ·  Baader Ha 2" 7nm

Accessory: TSOptics TS Off Axis Guider - 9mm

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

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% job: 1647198

RA center: 22h 47' 4"

DEC center: +58° 2' 50"

Pixel scale: 1.218 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.049 degrees

Field radius: 0.668 degrees

Resolution: 3215x2291

Locations: Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany


Object description ( :

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.



Thomas Richter


  • The Wizard Nebula - NGC7380 - SHO, 


            Thomas Richter
  • The Wizard Nebula - NGC7380 - SHO, 


            Thomas Richter
  • Final
    The Wizard Nebula - NGC7380 - SHO, 


            Thomas Richter


Description: A bit sharpened and more intensive color in nebula


Description: reduced star size, sharpening nebula structures

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Sky plot


The Wizard Nebula - NGC7380 - SHO, 


            Thomas Richter