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NGC 7380 - 11.10.2022 at 20.35 - 12.10.2022 at 04.18 Helsinki Observation number 110023

Visibility IV / V

Tero Hiekkalinna, Ursa (Helsinki)

The Wizard Nebula is located in the Cepheus constellation about 7,200 light years from Earth. I photographed this in two nights (October 11-12, 2022) and the light accumulated for a comfortable 7 hours and 35 minutes. The first image was processed experimentally, imitating the color scheme of the Hubble Space Telescope. Another "norm treatment". I used an Optolong L-eXtreme narrowband filter in the photo.

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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • NGC 7380
  • Constellation
    • Cepheus
  • Nebulae
    • Emission nebula info

      In an emission nebula the hot stars nearby cause the gas glow. This should not mix with reflection nebula, where the gas is only lit up by nearby stars.

      The appearance of a gas nebula is irregular, and the fainter parts of it need bigger instruments to be visible.


      Emssion nebulae in Cepheus. The bigger part is composed of the nebulae Cederblad 214 (Ced214) and NGC 7822. The lower round nebula is called Sharpless 170 (Sh2-170). Image J-P Metsävainio.


      The Orion nebula. Image Samuli Vuorinen.


      In this 4-degree-field there are emission nebulae Sh2-157, Sh2-158, Sh2-159, Sh2-161 and Sh2-162 (or NGC 7635 aka Bubble Nebula) and open clusters M52 and NGC 7510. Image Juha Kepsu.


      NGC 281 aka Pacman Nebula. The object is in Cassiopeia. Image J-P Metsävainio.


      NGC 896 in Cassiopeia is the tip of Heart Nebula (IC 1805). Image Timo Inkinen.

Technical information

Stand: iOptron CEM60

Image tube and camera: Sky-Watcher 80ED pro-series + Sky-Watcher 0.85x shortener/smoother + ZWO ASI071MC Pro

Filter: Optolong L-eXtreme

Tracking tube and camera: Orion ShortTube 80mm + ZWO ASI224MC

Engine focuser: ZWO EAF

As imaging software I use: NINA - Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy 2.0, PHD2

Image calibration, stacking and processing: PixInsight 1.8.9-1

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