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Contains:  NGC 7380, NGC7380, Sh2-142, Sh2-143
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NGC7380 / SH2-142 - The Wizard - Modern Hubble, 


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NGC7380 / SH2-142 - The Wizard - Modern Hubble

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Imaging telescopes or lenses:80ED

Imaging cameras:ZWO ASI 1600MM Cooled Pro

Mounts:SkyWatcher EQ6-R Stellardrive

Guiding telescopes or lenses:80ED

Guiding cameras:ZWO Optical ASI120MM

Focal reducers:Skywatcher 0.85X reducer/flattener

Software:SGProPixInsight 1.8 Ripley

Accessory:PrimaLuceLab Sesto Senso Robotic Focusing MotorZWO 8 Position EFWZWO OAG

Dates:Aug. 17, 2018

ZWO HAlpha 7nm: 14x600" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO O-III 7nm: 14x600" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO S-II 7nm: 14x600" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 7.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.59 days

Avg. Moon phase: 41.58%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean SQM: 20.20 job: 2985521

RA center: 22h 47' 14"

DEC center: +58° 7' 54"

Pixel scale: 1.998 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -2.010 degrees

Field radius: 1.191 degrees

Resolution: 2587x3424

Data source: Backyard


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.

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. Although the nebula may last only a few million years, some of the stars being formed may outlive our Sun.

Source: wikipedia



License: Attribution Creative Commons


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NGC7380 / SH2-142 - The Wizard - Modern Hubble,