NGC 7380 - The Wizard Nebula Pictures
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The Wizard Nebula, NGC 7380

This is a nice star forming region in Cepheus, well placed in late fall.   It's darned dim, with a lot of H-alpha (red).

Details: 37 * 5 minutes plus 36 * 5 H-alpha for a grand total of 6 hours.  Equipment: SBIG ST-8300m (monochrome) CCD camera with the FW8-8300 filter wheel, Astrodon narrowband 36mm filters, and the Takahashi FSQ-85 telescope with reducer,  AP 900GTO mount.  The Ha frames were used to enhance the red channel and luminance.  This object, as noted, is very dim...  About 3 times the exposure would useful to show all the detail in this object, though I think the new version goes deeper than the older one below.

 


NGC 7380 - DSLR Version

This is a nice star forming region in Cepheus, well placed in late fall.   It's darned dim, with a lot of H-alpha (red), along with a few blue reflection areas as well.  I finally (2008) got a chance to stack 3 sessions worth of pictures on this, with at least 39x4 = 152 minutes total exposure.

2005 Night: Prime Focus:  20x4min = 80 minutes exposure at 800 ISO.  Temps were around 79 F most this night, which is a major disadvantage when using my uncooled DSLR.  Canon EOS 20Da (unmodified), ISO 800, Takahashi TOA 130 (a 5" APO refractor), and Astro-Physics AP 900GTO mount

  
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