Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  NGC 7380
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The Wizard Nebula, 



    
        

            Shannon Calvert
The Wizard Nebula
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The Wizard Nebula

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The Wizard Nebula, 



    
        

            Shannon Calvert
The Wizard Nebula
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The Wizard Nebula

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Astro-Tech AT115EDT
Imaging Cameras
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Mounts
Celestron CGEM II
Software
Pixinsight · Photoshop
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Astro-Tech 60mm Guide Scope
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI 120 MM-S

Acquisition details

Dates:
July 12, 2018
Frames:
58x120" (1h 56') ISO1000
Integration:
1h 56'
Darks:
12
Flats:
12
Bias:
80
Avg. Moon age:
28.80 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.60%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
6.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2202116

RA center: 22h46m46s.1

DEC center: +58°0224

Pixel scale: 1.643 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 355.275 degrees

Field radius: 0.658 degrees

Resolution: 1824x1216

Locations: Paine Open Space, Easton, CT, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

First attempt at the Wizard Nebula, and this one was tougher than I thought. The nebula itself was faint and diffcult to frame in a rich star field that was hard to separate. My processing feels overwrought, and I'll have to try adding H-alpha to get more detail.

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The Wizard Nebula, 



    
        

            Shannon Calvert