The wizard nebula


André van der Hoeven

HI-Ambacht, The Netherlands

Skywatcher ED80/Robtics ED110
Camera: SXV-H9

NGC 7380 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). Known as the Wizard Nebula, this object is a reasonably large nebula located in Cepheus.

Exposure: 32x1800s Ha (24xED80, 12xED110), 8x1800s OIII and 7x1800s S2