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Wizard Nebula (NGC7380)

Wizard Nebula (NGC7380) Nebula in Cepheus

Wizard Nebula (NGC7380) is a nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 7.2 k light years away in the constellation of Cepheus.

It is also referred to as NGC(7380) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.

The Nebula's location is 22:47:0 (R.A.) and 58:06 (Dec.). .

The nebula is difficult to see and requires O-111 filters and very dark skies. The image below is a mosaic of images taken from the WISE (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer).

The nebula was first discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1787. Caroline is the sister of the German born British Astronomer Sir William Herschel who discovered Uranus. It was William Herschel who discovered Infra-Red light thirteen years later in 1800.

Fact File

NameWizard Nebula (NGC7380)
NGC Id7380
Right Ascension22:47:0
Distance (Lt.Yr)7.2 k
DiscovererCaroline Herschel
CoprightN.A.S.A. JPL

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