NGC 7380 – Wizard Nebula (HOO)

NGC 7380 – Wizard Nebula (HOO)

NGC7380, the Wizard Nebula, is a large star-forming nebula illuminated by an open star cluster discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1787. The star-forming region spans over 100 light years and will eventually fade away over a few million years. The nebula lies 7,200 light years away in the constellation Cepheus and gets its name from its resemblance to a sorcerer’s hat.

  • Date – 23/25 January 2018
  • Location – Backyard
  • Telescope – Meade 8” SCT @ f/7 (1400mm focal length)
  • Camera – ASI1600MM-C @ -15C
  • Guiding – Orion Starshoot Autoguider w/ST80
  • Mount – Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G
  • Pixel Scale – 0.56″/pixel
  • Exposures (Gain 200, Offset 50)
    • H-Alpha: 28x300s
    • OIII: 62x300s
    • Total integration: 5.4 hours
  • Processing – PixInsight
 


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