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NGC7380 – Wizard nebula in Cepheus



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.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO 8″ f/8 RC
Imaging cameras: QSI 683wsg-8
Mounts: 10 Micron GM2000 QCI
Guiding cameras: Lodestar
Focal reducers: Astro-Physics CCDT67 reducer
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5,  Pleiades Astrophoto PIXINSIGHT 1.8
Resolution: 3192×2465
Dates: Aug. 14, 2014
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 7×480″ bin 2×2
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 7×480″ bin 2×2
Astrodon Ha 5nm: 8×1800″ bin 1×1
Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 10×900″ -20C bin 1×1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 7×480″ bin 2×2
Integration: 9.3 hours
Avg. Moon age: 18.49 days
Avg. Moon phase: 85.08%
Mean FWHM: 2.60
RA center: 341.781 degrees
DEC center: 58.102 degrees
Pixel scale: 0.991 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 2.297 degrees
Field radius: 0.555 degrees
Locations: AstroCamp remote observatory, Nerpio, Spain
Author: Stellario