Contains: NGC 7380
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NGC 7380 - The Wizard Nebula in Cepheus

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ-106N FSQ

Imaging camera: QSI 683 wsg-8 QSI

Mount: apt1200gto AP1200

Guiding telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ-106N FSQ

Software: CCD Autopilot 5

Resolution: 2542x1675

Dates: Oct. 17, 2017

Frames: 39x600"

Integration: 6.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.29 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.57% job: 1871832

RA center: 341.835 degrees

DEC center: 58.109 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.105 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 3.065 degrees

Field radius: 0.890 degrees

Locations: ImagingInfinity Observatory, Bethune, SC, United States


The Wizard Nebula, technically known as NGC 7380 in the constellation of Cepheus. The old wizard can be seen looking towards the right, with his pointed wizard's hat and his cape on, and with his hands open wide. Technically, NGC7380 refers to the open cluster of stars embedded within the region of hydrogen nebulosity, known as Sh-142. The size of the nebula is about 75 x 140 light years and it lies at a distance of 10,400 light years from earth.



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NGC 7380 - The Wizard Nebula in Cepheus, 


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