NGC 7380 from BMV Observatories
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA
NGC 7380 SH2-142
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NGC 7380 in Cepheus is a mag 7.2 (visual) star-forming region made up of an open cluster and surrounding emission nebula (SH-2-142). It is estimated to be 7,200 light years from us. The cluster was discovered by Caroline Herschel in August of 1787. There are some interesting dark nebula visible in the photo, as well as bright star surrounded by a bubble of gas in the lower center area.

Processing information:
Date: July 31 - August 24, 2011
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Hyperion f/8 12.5 inch, FL 2540 mm
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: Sbig STL-11000 Guiding: Internal
Exposure: HaRGB: Ha:20x10min R:41x7 min, G:26x5 min, B:20x8 min, Total=13.3 hours
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using Maxim DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop. The HA narrow band data was mixed with Red image to bring out detail in the nebula. The HA plus the other three colors was used to create a Luminance layer.