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Wizard Nebula (NGC7380) Facts

Wizard Nebula (NGC7380) Facts Nebula in Cepheus

Wizard Nebula (NGC7380) is a nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 7,200.00 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.

Travel Time to Wizard Nebula (NGC7380)

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Airbus A3807366,560,380,066.30
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.2696,293,020,738.23
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.543,146,506,268.20
New Horizons Probe33,000146,316,355.42
Speed of Light670,616,629.007,200.00

Fact File

NameWizard Nebula (NGC7380)
NGC Id7380
Right Ascension22:47:0
Distance (Lt.Yr)7,200
DiscovererCaroline Herschel
CoprightN.A.S.A. JPL

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