DNGC7380 The Wizard nebula

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. (from Wikipedia)


This image was taken on a number of nights between 3 -11 November 2014. It consists of 33 x 600s in Ha and 9 x 600s in both SII and OIII binned 2x2 with a William Optics Megrez 90 telescope and an Atik 460EX mono CD camera using Astrodon narrow band filters.


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