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NGC 7380



NGC 7380: Wizard Nebula in Cepheus

RA = 22 hrs 47 min; Dec = 58 deg 06 min.

Date & Site:

Imaged on 7/02/16; Palomar Mountain, CA

Conditions: 64 degrees; calm; excellent seeing


Telescope: TEC 140 Refractors; 980mm at f/7l

Mount: AP 1100 GOTO CP3
Camera: ST-10XME; CFW10; Hutech OAG-5 guide



Exposures: 150 min of Ha (15 minute subs), 30 each of RGB 5 minute subs) for a total of 4 hours.

The towers of gas emitting from this region seen in the upper right of this image are created from powerful gravitational forces, stellar winds, and radiation. NGC 7380 is actually reference to an open cluster embedded in the nebula, while the nebula is designated as Sharpless 2-142. More commonly known as the Wizard nebula because of the resemblance to a sorcerer (facing up while lying on her back; The cap is pointing right in this image).

FOV = 52 x 35 arc minutes

7,200 light years away


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