DAVE MASON   ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY
WIZARD NEBULA

The Wizard Nebula is located in the constellation Cepheus and is approximately 8000 light years away. It is a young open cluster with the gas an dust making up the Wizard. The gas and dust spans about 150 light years across.
Although the nebula may last only a few million years, some of the stars being formed may outlive our Sun.

Technical info:
TS 80mm f6 APO triplet refractor - Canon 40D + IDAS LPS2 (light pollution) filter - exposure 15x 360sec (1h 30min)

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