Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  NGC 7380  ·  PK107-00.1  ·  Sh2-142  ·  Sh2-143
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NGC 7380 The Wizard Nebula, 



    
        

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NGC 7380 The Wizard Nebula

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NGC 7380 The Wizard Nebula, 



    
        

            David Newbury
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NGC 7380 The Wizard Nebula

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: TS Optics TS 65/420 Quadruplet

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 183MM Pro

Mounts: Mesu Optics Mesu-Mount 200

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron C11 SCT f/10 Celsestron

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Software: PHD Guiding 2 PHD 2  ·  Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro SGPRO  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Astrodon O3 1.25 3nm  ·  Astrodon HA - 3nm  ·  Astrodon 1.25" 3nm SII

Accessory: Atik EFW 3  ·  ZWO OAG


Dates:Aug. 6, 2020

Frames: 42x300" (3h 30')

Integration: 3h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 17.47 days

Avg. Moon phase: 91.94%


Astrometry.net job: 3735412

RA center: 22h 47' 6"

DEC center: +58° 4' 2"

Pixel scale: 1.169 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 23.963 degrees

Field radius: 0.784 degrees


Resolution: 3658x3150

Data source: Backyard

Description

From WiKi-

NGC 7380 in classic Hubble Palette (Ha/OIII/SII)

Constellation Cepheus

Distance 7.2 kly

Physical characteristics

Radius 100ly

Other designations NGC 7380, Sh2-142, Cr 452

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 about 100 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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NGC 7380 The Wizard Nebula, 



    
        

            David Newbury