Wizard Nebula

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


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.


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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