Wizard Nebula, NGC 7380

[NGC 7380]

About this image

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. Informally known as the “Wizard Nebula”, NGC 7380 is an open cluster of stars still embedded in the nebula out of which it formed. The stars are estimated to be about 4 million years old. The cluster is about 8000 light years away. The image was generated with observations in the Hydrogen alpha (red), Oxygen [OIII] (blue) and Sulfur [SII] (orange) filters. In this image, North is left, East is down.

More: nebulae page, stars page, open clusters page.

Minimum credit line: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF)

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