Location of Photo:
San Diego, CA
Date/Time of photo:
October 11, 2006
Celestron 80ED refractor at f/3.8, Meade DSI Pro II CCD camera, Schuler Hydrogen alpha, OIII, and SII filters, Meade LX90 guided mount.
NGC7380 is an open cluster in the star-forming diffuse nebula Sh2-142. Located in the constellation Cepheus, the nebula is estimated to be 7,200 light years from earth. Sulphur II, hydrogen-alpha, and oxygen III filters mapped to Red, Green, and Blue channels (Hubble palette). 4 hours total exposure.