Herschel 29 (North Up, East Left)
Herschel 29, also known as NGC 7380, is an open cluster in the constellation of Cepheus. It contains ~40 stars and sits is in the northern portion of the emission nebula known as Sharpless 142, or the “Wizard Nebula”, which lies at d distance of ~11,700 light-years and is ~38 million years old. This image comprises 9 x Luminance (15 seconds each) and 4 x Red, Green and Blue (15, 16 and 10 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 55 degrees on 22 August 2015. The fields of view of the images at the top and bottom are 34’ x 23’ and 18’ x 12’ respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 26 May 2020