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Contains:  NGC 7380
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Wizard Nebula in Cepheus - SHO (Hubble Palette), 


            Steve Milne
Wizard Nebula in Cepheus - SHO (Hubble Palette)
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Wizard Nebula in Cepheus - SHO (Hubble Palette)

Technical card

Dates:Oct. 7, 2018

Astrodon Ha 5nm: 25x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 5nm: 48x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon SII 5nm: 20x1200" bin 1x1

Integration: 31.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.73 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.63%

Basic astrometry details job: 2529701

RA center: 22h 47' 37"

DEC center: +58° 9' 21"

Pixel scale: 2.095 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.406 degrees

Field radius: 1.077 degrees

Resolution: 2372x2839

Locations: E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Unknown


The Wizard Nebula in Cepheus consists of ionized gas around the open star cluster, NGC 7380. The nebula is considered to be some 7,200 light years away from Earth. The nebula spans some 110 light years.

The Wizard was imaged between 17 September and 7 October 2018 from two remote imaging rigs in Spain that are owned and operated by Barry Wilson and me.

Capture details are as follows:
Telescopes: Takahashi FSQ 106 x2
Camera: QSI 683 WSG x2
Filters: Astrodon & Astronomik 5nm & 6nm NB
Mount: 10 Micron GM1000HPS & 10 Micron GM2000HPS

SII: 20 x 1200s
Ha: 25 x 1200s
OIII: 48 x 1200s

A total of 31 hours exposure.

Data Capture: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson
Image Processing: Steve Milne



Steve Milne
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • Wizard Nebula in Cepheus - SHO (Hubble Palette), 


            Steve Milne
  • Final
    Wizard Nebula in Cepheus - SHO (Hubble Palette), 


            Steve Milne


Description: 1) Managed to get a bit more of the fainter detail out without bloating stars. 2) Bit bolder with colours. 3) Cropped to exclude 'dead' area at bottom of picture.

Sky plot

Sky plot


Wizard Nebula in Cepheus - SHO (Hubble Palette), 


            Steve Milne