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The Wizard Nebula, NGC 7380, 


            Steven Bellavia
The Wizard Nebula, NGC 7380

The Wizard Nebula, NGC 7380

Technical card

Resolution: 4200x2800

Dates:Aug. 23, 2018Aug. 30, 2018

Optolong 7nm Ha 2": 36x300" (gain: 140.00) -15C bin 1x1
Baader Semi-APO 2": 60x60" (gain: 120.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.0 hours

Darks: ~27

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 15.30 days

Avg. Moon phase: 88.45%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 17.50 job: 2226299

RA center: 22h 47' 8"

DEC center: +58° 2' 42"

Pixel scale: 1.358 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 177.159 degrees

Field radius: 0.952

Data source: Backyard


From Wikipedia:
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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    The Wizard Nebula, NGC 7380, 


            Steven Bellavia
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            Steven Bellavia

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The Wizard Nebula, NGC 7380, 


            Steven Bellavia