The Wizard Nebula



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English: This picture of the open star cluster NGC 7380 is a mosaic of images from the WISE mission spanning an area on the sky of about 5 times the size of the full Moon. NGC 7380 is located in the constellation Cepheus about 7,000 light-years from Earth within the Milky Way Galaxy. The star cluster is embedded in a nebula, sometimes called the Wizard 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.
Date 16 March 2010(2010-03-16)
Source WISE NASA Image of the Day
Author NASA/JPL-Caltech/WISE TEam

All four infrared detectors aboard WISE were used to make this image.


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