Thursday, 10 October 2013

Im off to see the Wizard

The wizard nebula that is, taken last night not ideal conditions so might come back to this one again later on if the rain eases off and we get some more clear skies..


NGC 7380 (also known as the Wizard Nebula) is an open cluster discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1787. William Herschel included his sister's discovery in his catalog, and labelled it H VIII.77. It is also known as 142 in the 1959 Sharpless catalog (Sh2-142). This reasonably large nebula is located in Cepheus.