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Galactic Nebula NGC 7380: Actually NGC 7380 denotes the Open Cluster in the center of this image. Hot bright stars of this cluster generate this beautiful emission nebula with also small reflection nebulae areas. Typical for a star generating region shock fronts and trunk-like structures are created by the strong radiation and star winds.

Object Galactic Nebula NGC 7380
Category Nebulae
Designation NGC 7380
Constellation Cepheus
Optics Vixen R200SS 8 inch f/4.6 with Televue SBIG Paracorr
Mount Takahashi EM-11
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 5 x 20min (1x1 bin) Baader H-alpha filter, 6x5min (2x2 bin) each Astrodon True Balance RGB filterset.Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and TMB 80 as Guide Scope, Maxim DL as guiding software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code L:Ha,RGB
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 25 + 28 Aug 2009
 
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