The Wizard Nebula in Hydrogen Alpha – 25/09/2018

The Wizard Nebula (NGC7380) in Hydrogen Alpha

The first of some images taken over the last few months that I haven’t got around to posting yet, this is an image of the Wizard Nebula, NGC7380, in hydrogen Alpha. This is, I always think, one of the best images for looking like it’s name! It really looks like a ghostly wizard in a hat and robes, coming out of the dark through a cloud – complete with nose, eye, hands etc…

I’ll be adding some OIII data to this at some point in the future.

Full details as follows:-

Capture and Processing Information

  • Object  – Wizard Nebula (NGC7380)
  • Constellation – Cepheus
  • Camera – Atik 314L Mono
  • Exposure – Ha – 3hrs 40min of 5-min subs
  • Filters – Astronomik 12nm Ha Filter
  • Telescope – Altair Starwave 102ED
  • Mount  – Skywatcher HEQ5 with Rowan Belt Mod
  • Guidescope – Off-axis
  • Guidecam – SX Lodestar
  • Guide Software – PHD2
  • Capture Software – APT
  • Stacking and Initial Processing – MaximDL
  • Post-Processing – Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC.

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