The Wizard Nebula. It's the first project completed with my new high speed telescope.

Image Details

NGC 7380 is an open cluster discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1787. Located 7200 light years away, the Wizard Nebula surrounds the developing open star. The interplay of stars, gas, and dust has created a shape that appears to some like a fictional medieval sorcerer. The active star forming region spans about 100 light years.

This is my first finished project on the Celestron RASA 8-inch telescope. It's captured in narrowband and processed in the Hubble Palette.

Here are the specs:

Imaging Telescope: Celestron RASA 8-inch

Imaging Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro

Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro

Polar Alignment: QHYCCD PoleMaster


Baader Ha: 167x60" (gain: 139, offset: 21)

Baader OIII: 106x60" (gain: 75, offset: 15)

Baader SII: 147x60" (gain: 139, offset: 21)

Integration: 7.0 hours

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