NGC 7380

Alt. Designations: NGC 7380
Object Type: open cluster
Constellation: Cepheus
Distance: 7 kly
Right Ascension: 22h 47m 21.0s
Declination: +58° 07´ 54"
Visual Magnitude: 7.2
Apparent Dimension: 20.0´ Dia.
Best Month To View: Aug

Known as the Wizard Nebula, NGC 7380 is a reasonably large nebula located in Cepheus about 7,000 light-years from Earth within the Milky Way Galaxy. The star cluster is embedded in a nebula, which spans some 110 light-years. The stars of NGC 7380 have emerged from this star-forming region in the last 5 million years or so, making it a relatively young cluster.