Wizard nebula is an open cluster associated with nebulosity. Visually, it has apparent size of the full Moon, but since it’s very far from the Earth (7200 light years), its real diameter is about 100 light years.
So, where is the wizard located? It took me a while to find him, but if you turn your head 90° counter-clockwise, you see two darker hands. It looks like he is trying to grab something. Then above the hands you see the wizard’s conical hat.
First picture is a composition of 3 narrow band pictures (Ha, OIII and SII) and composed in Hubble Space Telescope palette. Second one is more-or less visible spectrum.
|Telescope:||Newton 254/1000 mm|
|Focal length:||1000 mm|
|Autoguiding:||ZWO 174MM, TS 60/240 mm|
|Camera:||Moravian instruments G2 8300M @ -30C|
|Filters:||Baader Ha 7 nm, OIII 8.5 nm SII 8nm|
|Exposure:||32x Ha, 32x OIII, 32x SII, 600 s, bin 1x1|