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NGC 7380, 



    
        

            Gary Imm
NGC 7380, 



    
        

            Gary Imm

NGC 7380

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-130NFB

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 6200 MM Pro

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 174 MM Mini

Software: Pixinsight  ·  Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Stark Labs PHD2 2.6.3

Filters: Chroma SII 3nm  ·  Chroma OIII 3nm  ·  Chroma Ha 3nm  ·  Chroma Blue 2" unmounted  ·  Chroma Green 2" unmounted  ·  Chroma Red 2" unmounted

Accessory: ZWO M68 OAG  ·  ZWO EFW 2″X7  ·  Takahashi Flattener TOA-67  ·  Feathertouch Focuser Boss II Electronic Focusing Control


Dates:Dec. 4, 2020Dec. 5, 2020Dec. 6, 2020Dec. 7, 2020

Frames:
Chroma Blue 2" unmounted: 30x120" (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1
Chroma Green 2" unmounted: 30x120" (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1
Chroma Ha 3nm: 36x300" (gain: 100.00) -20C bin 1x1
Chroma OIII 3nm: 36x300" (gain: 100.00) -20C bin 1x1
Chroma Red 2" unmounted: 30x120" (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1
Chroma SII 3nm: 36x300" (gain: 100.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 12.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.09 days

Avg. Moon phase: 70.56%


Astrometry.net job: 4143041

RA center: 22h 47' 10"

DEC center: +58° 6' 10"

Pixel scale: 0.774 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -34.287 degrees

Field radius: 0.628 degrees


Resolution: 4648x3539

Locations: Backyard (Mag 20.8 - New Moon), Onalaska, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This emission nebula, nicknamed the Wizard Nebula, is located 8000 light years away in the constellation of Cepheus at a declination of +58 degrees. The object consists of a broad emission nebula, many dark dust clouds and lanes, and an open star cluster. The object spans about 100 light years, making it appear larger to us in the sky than the full moon.

NGC 7380 is the designation for the star cluster at the center of the image, which was the original object discovered in this area by Caroline Herschel in 1787. In astrophotography images like this one, this cluster is overshadowed by the magnificent surrounding emission complex. I love how all of the towering dust cloud pillars point back to the cluster at the center, the result of the tremendous stellar winds that are shaping these dust clouds. Scientists believe that this kind of nebula is the birthplace of many stars, formed when the molecular clouds begin to collapse and fragment under their own gravity. I also like the details and shading of the bluish emission section which rises from the center of the cluster, as well as the smaller bright reddish section just to the left of center.

This object is one of the few that has a nickname I like.

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