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SVX102T-R  - Wizard

SVX102T-R - Wizard

Posted by Jeff Freedman on 7th May 2024

Jeff Freedman captured this outstanding image of the Wizard Nebula (NGC 7380) in Cepheus using his SVX102T Raptor. This nebula is located roughly 7,200 light-years away from Earth and spans about 110 light-years across in the Perseus arm of the Milky Way galaxy. At this nebula’s center lies a close, double lined spectroscopic binary system called DH Cephei, which consists of two massive O-type stars.

According to Jeff: “This is NGC 7380, the Wizard Nebula. It was taken with a monochrome camera and narrowband filters (Ha, Sii and Oii). Processed with a “Hubble palate”. Total imaging time was about 10 hours over 2 nights.”


Stellarvue SVX102T-R Raptor

SFFX1 Flattener

Antlia 3mm pro filters (Ha, Sii, Oii)

ASI 2600 MM pro

ASI air

Skywatcher EQR-6 mount

Processed with Pixinsight

April 11/12 and 24/25, 2024

Near 50. N latitude

Approximate time 10 h

ours over 2 nights


NGC 7380

Sh 2-142

CR 452


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Jones, T. (2022, August 3). The Wizard Nebula in Cepheus (NGC 7380). AstroBackyard.