NGC 7380

Open Cluster NGC 7380 (= H VIII.77), type 'd', in Cepheus

[NGC 7380, M. Germano]
Right Ascension 22 : 47.0 (h:m)
Declination +58 : 06 (deg:m)
Distance 7.2 (kly)
Visual Brightness 7.2 (mag)
Apparent Dimension 25 (arc min)

Discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1787.

Caroline Herschel discovered this cluster in 1787, when her brother William was absent. As usual, William Herschel included his sister's discovery in his catalog, and labelled it H VIII.77.

Open cluster NGC 7380 is nicely intertwined with a bright diffuse nebula which bears the catalog designation Sh2-142.

The image in our webpage was obtained by Martin Germano. It was obtained with Martin's 14.5" f/5 Newtonian stopped to f/6 (12"), exposed 130 minutes on hypered Tech Pan 2415 film.

  • More images by Martin Germano

  • Jean-Claude Mermilliod's WEBDA cluster page for NGC 7380
  • SIMBAD Data of NGC 7380
  • Publications on NGC 7380 (NASA ADS)
  • Observing Reports for NGC 7380 (IAAC Netastrocatalog)
  • NGC Online data for NGC 7380

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