NGC 7380


NGC 7380 is an emission nebula found in the constellation of Cepheus (the King of Ethiopia). It is at a distance of 7200 light years, and spans 26 arc-min of sky. Discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1787.

The image above was taken with the 12" LX200, AO7, and ST-8E camera at f/6.3 on Aug 29 and Aug 30 during the 2003 Oregon Star Party.  It is an RRGB image (as detailed below) with a total exposure time of 2 hrs 40 min.  Calibration and alignment were done in MaxIm DL. RRGB layering was done with Photoshop.


Exposure Count Binning
Luminance reuse red    
Red 105 min 21 x 5 min 1x1
Green 55 min 11 x 5 min 1x1
Blue 60 min 12 x 5 min 1x1