NGC 7380 The Wizard Nebula

 

Object Type: Emission Nebula

Top Image

Scope: AP 5" Refractor

Exposure 90 minutes

Lower Image:
Scope: Orion 10" Newtonian
Exposure 85 minutes

 

NGC 7380 (also known as the Wizard Nebula) 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 (Sh2-142). This reasonably large nebula is located in Cepheus. It is extremely difficult to observe visually, usually requiring very dark skies and an O-III filter.

NGC 7380 (also known as the Wizard Nebula) 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.