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 the constellation Cepheus .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_7380

 

ABOUT THE IMAGE

DATE/TIME:  Taken on the evening of August 22nd 2012.

CAMERA:  Canon XSI, 450D modified

TELESCOPE:  Celestron C9.25" SCT @ F/6.3

ISO SETTING:  800

EXPOSURES:  38

EXPOSURE LENGTH:  400sec.

TOTAL EXPOSURE LENGTH:  4hrs, 13min., 20sec.

SUBTRACTIONS: 17 dark frames and 10 bias frames.

CAPTURE: MaximDL

STACKING/PRE-PROCESSING: Deep Sky Stacker

PROCESSING: Photoshop CS3

 

 

 

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