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


            Steve Milne
Wizard Nebula in Cepheus
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Esprit 120ED Super APO Triplet

Imaging cameras: Moravian Instruments Moravian G2-8300

Mounts: Mesu 200

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Adobe Photoshop 6 CS  ·  Pixinsight 1.8

Filters: Chroma OIII 3nm  ·  Chroma SII 3nm  ·  Chroma Ha 3nm

Dates:Sept. 22, 2020

Chroma Ha 3nm: 24x1200" bin 1x1
Chroma OIII 3nm: 21x1200" bin 1x1
Chroma SII 3nm: 21x1199" bin 1x1

Integration: 22.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.72 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.68%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4181780

RA center: 22h 46' 49"

DEC center: +58° 4' 48"

Pixel scale: 0.975 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.670 degrees

Field radius: 0.651 degrees

Resolution: 3244x3543

Locations: Home Observatory, Doncaster, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard


The Wizard Nebula is a large (100 light year diameter) nebula surrounding the open cluster NGC 7380. It is also catalogued as Sh 2-142. It is to be found around 7,200 light years away in the constellation of Cepheus.

The Wizard Nebula was photographed between 13 and 22 September 2020 from my home observatory in the UK.

Capture details:

Telescope: Skywatcher Esprit 120
Camera: Moravian G2-8300
Filters: Chroma 3nm
Mount: Mesu 200

SII: 21 x 1200s
Ha: 24 x 1200s
OIII: 21 x 1200s

A total of 22 hours exposure.

Data capture: Steve & Lis Milne
Processing: Steve Milne



    Wizard Nebula in Cepheus, 


            Steve Milne
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    Wizard Nebula in Cepheus, 


            Steve Milne


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Wizard Nebula in Cepheus, 


            Steve Milne