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NGC 7380 (also Wizard Nebula, Collinder 452 and OCL 244) is a magnitude +7.2 open star cluster located 7000 light-years away in the constellation Cepheus.
NGC 7380 is a typical star-forming region in the Milky Way's outer spiral arms. The custer contains very energetic young massive stars of type O and B that formed about four million years ago. The stars are immersed in an H II and emission nebula that extends over 110 light years.

The cluster was discovered by German astronomer Caroline Lucretia Herschel using a 10.67 cm (4.2 inch) 24x f/6.3 (690 mm focal length) Newtonian speculum reflector in Slough, Berkshire on the 7th August 1787.

Right Ascension  22h 47m 21.0s, Declination +58° 07' 54"

William Herschel included his sister's discovery in his catalogue, and labelled it H VIII.77. It is also known as 142 in the 1959 Sharpless catalog (Sh2-142). 
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