The Wizard Nebula (NGC 7380)

The Wizard Nebula

NGC 7380 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. This reasonably large nebula is located in Cepheus.

Imaging telescope or lens:Explore Scientific 127mm ED APO triplet
Imaging cameras:ZWO ASI 120MM-S ZWO ASI 120 mm sASI 1600 MM – Cooled ASI1600MM-cooled
Mount:Orion Atlas EQ-G
Guiding telescope or lens:Orion ED80T CF APO Triplet Refractor
Guiding camera:ZWO ASI 120MM-S ZWO ASI 120 mm s
Focal reducer:Explore Scientific 0.7 Reducer/Flattener
Software:Sequence Generator ProPhotoshop CC 2017PHD 2 GuidingStellariumPixInsight 1.8 Ripley
Filters:Astonomik S2Astronomik O3 – 12 nmAstronomik HA
Accessories:ZWO 8x 1.25″ Filter Wheel (EFW)EQ SwitchEQ Focuser

Resolution: 3588×2768
Dates:Oct. 14, 2018
Frames: 463×200″
Integration: 25.7 hours
Avg. Moon age: 5.35 days
Avg. Moon phase: 29.01%
Astrometry.net job: 2333454
RA center: 341.875 degrees
DEC center: 58.011 degrees
Pixel scale: 1.141 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 90.358 degrees
Field radius: 0.718 degrees
Data source: Backyard

I photographed the same image last year and this is how it looks like

The Wizard Nebula (NGC 7380)

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