NGC 7380

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NGC 7380
NGC 7380 in classic Hubble Palette (Ha/OIII/SII)
Observation data (J2000.0 epoch)
Right ascension 22h 47.0m
Declination 58° 06′
Distance 7.2 kly
Apparent magnitude (V) 7.2
Apparent dimensions (V) 25′
Physical characteristics
Other designations NGC 7380, Sh2-142
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

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. It is extremely difficult to observe visually, usually requiring very dark skies and an O-III filter.

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Coordinates: Sky map 22h 47m 00s, −58° 06′ 00″

NGC 7380 from WISE.
NGC 7380 from the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter using the 0.8m Schulman Telescope.Broadband (RGB) image.