Sharpless 142
Constellation Cepheus, RA 22h 48m Dec +58 12

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Hubble Pallet SII, Ha, OIII image
Red = Sulfur II, Green = Hydrogen Alpha, Blue = Oxygen III

Sharpless 142, Sh2-142
Wizard Nebula

About this object

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

NGC 7380 (also known as the Wizard Nebula) 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). This reasonably large nebula is located in Cepheus. It is extremely difficult to observe visually, usually requiring very dark skies and an O-III filter.

This false color image is comprised of 14.6hrs of data from Hydrogen Alpha, Sulfur and Oxygen filters.
Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SV100Q Quadruplet Refractor
  • Mount: Mountain Instruments MI-250
  • Camera: QSI 583
  • Filters: Astrodon 3nm SII:Ha:OIII filter set
  • Exposure: SIIHaOIII 280:320:280 14.6hrs total
  • Camera/Mount Control: Maxim DL 5.23, CCD Commander
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8
  • Location: Stark Bayou Observatory, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Date: Oct 14
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