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NGC 7380, The Wizard Nebula

5мар

NGC 7380 (also known as the Wizard Nebula) is an open cluster discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1787. William Herschelincluded 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: SharpStar 107 Super APO
Imaging cameras: Atik 314L+
Mounts: Sky-Watcher NEQ-6 Goto
Focal reducers: SHARPSTAR 0.8 reducer
Software: Adobe Photoshop Photoshop CS5, Maxim DL,  Imagenomic Noiseware professional
Filters: Astronomik Ha 12nm 1.25”,  Astronomik O III
Resolution: 1346×976
Dates: Sept. 22, 2014,  Nov. 19, 2014
Frames:
Astronomik Ha 12nm 1.25”: 61×203″ bin 1×1
Astronomik O III: 51×220″ bin 1×1
Integration: 6.6 hours
Avg. Moon age: 26.77 days
Avg. Moon phase: 8.83%
RA center: 341.724 degrees
DEC center: 57.973 degrees
Orientation: 98.542 degrees
Field radius: 0.546 degrees
Locations: Home, AOSTA, Italy
Author: Marco Stra

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The Wizard Nebula 

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 Image Credit & Copyright: Michael Miller

 Open star cluster NGC 7380 is still embedded in its natal cloud of interstellar gas and dust popularly known as the Wizard Nebula. Seen with foreground and background stars along the plane of our Milky Way galaxy it lies some 8,000 light-years distant, toward the constellation Cepheus. A full moon would easily fit inside this telescopic view of the 4 million year young cluster and associated nebula, normally much too faint to be seen by eye. Made with telescope and camera firmly planted on Earth, the image reveals multi light-year sized shapes and structures within the Wizard in a color palette made popular in Hubble Space Telescope images. Recorded with narrowband filters, the visible wavelength light from the nebula’s hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur atoms is transformed into green, blue, and red colors in the final digital composite.

APOD NASA 29-Aug-14

Wizard Nebula

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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: Sky-Watcher ED80 Pro Black-Diamond
Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS
Mounts: Sky-Watcher HEQ5
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Lunatico EZG60
Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5
Focal reducers: Orion 0.85x Reducer/Corrector
Software: PHD guiding, PixInsight, BinaryRivers BackyardEOS, Bahtinov Grabber
Filters: Astronomik CLS CCD clip in
Accessories: Xap Refrigeración Canon
Dates: Aug. 11, 2013
Frames: Astronomik CLS CCD clip in: 20×600″ ISO800 6C
Integration: 3.3 hours
Darks: ~20
Bias: ~20

Author: Alberto Pisabarro
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI 17 Aug 2014