NGC 7380 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 and 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
ZWO ASI 071MC Pro + TS 0,79 reducer. Temp: -5c – gain 90
Optolong L-eXtreme filter
Ioptron CEM 25p mount

Exposure: 21x 600sec
Total integration: ~3,5 hours


Post Processing:
Astro Pixel Processor: (extract Ha and OIII, recombine as HOO)
Photoshop CS5 – Lightroom – Carboni’s actions (crop)