Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Wizard Nebula (NGC7380)

The Wizard Nebula is a tough object to image in the haze of Indiana skies and the light pollution of my small home town. However, the tell-tale red color of the nebula can sometimes to pulled out of the skyglow with a little processing.

The nebula surrounds a cluster of new, young stars. If you look closely below and right of center, you can just make out the shape of the wizard's face and hat which give the nebula its name.