Wizard Nebula

Designation: NGC 7380
Hemisphere: Northern
Constellation: Cepheus
Distance: 5,200 light years
Object type: Emission nebula

Description

The designation NGC 7380 refers to the star cluster embedded in what is commonly referred to as the Wizard Nebula, due to its shape that resembles that of a wizard. The cluster and the nebula sit approx. 7,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cepheus. The stars of NGC 7380 have emerged from this star-forming region in the last 5 million years or so, making it a relatively young cluster.

Equipment

Mount: Celestron Evolution
Main Telescope: William Optics ZS73EDii
Main camera: ZWO ASI183MC-Pro
Main camera filter: Optolong L-eNhance

Acquisition details

Total integration time: 2 hours
Acquisition software: SharpCap Pro
Processing software: APP – PixInsight
Location: Luxembourg

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