The Wizard Nebula

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jaspal Chadha

United Kingdom

Skywatcher Espirt 100ED
Ioptron CEM60
QSI 690 CCD
Ha 7 x 600 seconds
SII 7 x 600 seconds
OII 7 x 600 seconds

The Wizard Nebula (Sharpless 142 or SH2-142 for short) is a diffuse nebula surrounding the developing open star cluster NGC 7380. It spans about 140 × 75 light-years and lies within our Milky Way Galaxy, about 7,200 light years away in the constellation of Cepheus. It is moving toward us at 34.13 kilometers per second.

2014-10-10T00:00:00

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