The Wizard Nebula – NGC7380

The Wizard Nebula – NGC7380

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Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses : Planewave CDK12.5
Imaging Cameras : QHYCCD QHY268 M
Mounts : Astro-Physics 1100GTO
Filters : Chroma H-alpha 3nm Bandpass 50 mm · Chroma OIII 3nm Bandpass 50 mm · Chroma SII 3nm Bandpass 50 mm
Accessories : Planewave Reducer 0.66x CDK12.5-14-17
Software : Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight · Stefan Berg Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy (N.I.N.A. / NINA)
Guiding Cameras : None – Astrophysics AP1100 CP4 Unguided

Acquisition details

Dates : Oct. 10 – 11, 2021
Frames : Chroma H-alpha 3nm Bandpass 50 mm: 52×300″(4h 20′)
Chroma OIII 3nm Bandpass 50 mm: 36×300″(3h)
Chroma SII 3nm Bandpass 50 mm: 35×300″(2h 55′)
Integration : 10h 15′
Avg. Moon age : 5.07 days
Avg. Moon phase : 26.57%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale : 6.00

Description

The Wizard Nebula – NGC7380

With the season changing, clear dark skies are becoming very rare.

This target was captured on two semi-cloudy nights with not as much data as I’d hoped (10 hours), the f/5.3 focal ratio helped.

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