The Wizard Nebula
NGC 7380
The "Wizard Nebula" (left) is a large complex of gas and dust in the constellation of Cepheus, which is embedded in the young open star cluster NGC 7380. In the center of the nebula, two huge, super hot suns ionize the gas make it glow. The distance to earth is about 7,000 light years, the diameter of the „Wizard“ is approx. 110 light years.

Nevertheless, the "Wizard" is difficult to observe visually. A larger telescope, a dark sky and a UHC filter are necessary to make it visible. This picture not only shows the wizard itself, but also his neighbors, the faint nebula Sh2-139 (right) as well as some beautiful dark clouds and lots of gas and dust around it.
Image Details
Date
September 1 & 19, 2022
LOCATion
Hannover (Germany)
Sky Quality
Bortle 5
Telescope
Celestron RASA 8 (203/400 f/2)
Mount
Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro
Main Camera
ZWO ASI 2600 MC Pro
Gain 100, Offset 18, -10
Focuser
Celestron Motorfocus
Filter
IDAS NBZ Dualbandfilter
Exposure
Ha & OIII : 170 x 120" (5h 44')
RGB (stars): 150 × 5″ (12′ 30″)
Total: 5h 52′ 30″
Guiding
ZWO ASI 120 MM, PHD2
Calibration
Flats, Darks, Darkflats
Software
N.I.N.A., EQMod
Other
Artesky Filterholder
Processing
Astropixelprocessor, Photoshop, Pixinsight
  
  
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