Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  NGC 7380
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Wizard Nebula, 


            Alf Jacob Nilsen
Wizard Nebula
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO RC 254/2000 Carbon OTA

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600 Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM60-EC

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher EvoGuide 50ED

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar 2

Focal reducers: Starizona APEX L 0.65

Software: Astro Pixel Processor APP  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC  ·  PixInsight Core Version 1.8 Ripley

Filters: Baader 36mm SII 8,5nm  ·  Baader 36mm OIII 8.5nm  ·  Baader 36mm Ha 7nm  ·  IDAS (Tokai) LP-filter

Accessory: Optec TCF-S

Dates:Dec. 23, 2020Dec. 24, 2020

Baader 36mm Ha 7nm: 37x300" (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1
Baader 36mm OIII 8.5nm: 36x300" (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1
Baader 36mm SII 8,5nm: 38x300" (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 9.2 hours

Flats: ~19

Avg. Moon age: 9.17 days

Avg. Moon phase: 68.45%

Temperature: -0.50

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4116028

RA center: 22h 46' 57"

DEC center: +58° 8' 2"

Pixel scale: 1.318 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 184.130 degrees

Field radius: 0.464 degrees

Resolution: 2000x1556

Locations: Osmundstø Observatorium (private backyard observatory), Hidrasund, Vest Agder, Norway

Data source: Backyard


After a month of rain it finally cleared up for Christmas and I had the oppurtunity to test the new Starizona Apex focal reducer (0.65x) on the RC. I have been strugeling with the Wizard nebula for a while, but the weather and equipment pizzled me. Now I finally got a result that I am fairly pleased with. The reducer seems to work well with the RC and ASI1600..... Happy New Year!



Alf Jacob Nilsen
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  • Wizard Nebula, 


            Alf Jacob Nilsen
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    Wizard Nebula, 


            Alf Jacob Nilsen


Description: I did a slight adjustment to curves in PS, which I think improoved the image .

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Wizard Nebula, 


            Alf Jacob Nilsen