||Open Cluster / NGC7380 - Diffuse Nebula / Sh2-142
||Ra 22h 48m Dec +58° 12’44°
|Size & Distance:
||20 x 20 Apx 7200 light-years
|Date & Location:
||6-28-2014 Palomar Mountain, CA
||Hubble Pallet SHO, Sll=R, Ha=G, Olll=B, 7ea. @ 15min (bin 1x1)
||Telescope Engineering Company APO180FL @ f/5.23 using an Astro-Physics TCC160 F/L 941mm
||Astro-Physics 1200 GTO / ATS 10x36 Pier
||FLI-ML6303E @-20c / CFW2-7 / FLI-Atlas focuser / Guided by SBIG ST-I / w OAG.
||Astrodon 3nm Ha, Sll, Olll
||MaxImDL 6.03, Photoshop CS5
||Sky conditions: Average seeing, calm winds, Temp 65-67°
Cropped Image Field of view is 57.7 x 83.8 arcmin.
This image was an Astronomy Magazine Picture Of The Day, July, 2014
NGC 7380 (also known as the Wizard Nebula) is an open cluster discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1787. 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.