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NGC 7380 (also known as the Wizard Nebula) is an open cluster discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1787. William Herschel included his sister's discovery in his catalog, and labelled it H VIII.77. It is also known as 142 in the 1959 Sharpless catalog (Sh2-142). This reasonably large nebula is located in Cepheus. Distance to Earth: about 7,000 light years
The Polar Star diamond is an Indian Golconda diamond and has been described as: “the brightest diamond ever seen”. The cut weight is 41.28 carats. First owned by Joseph Bonaparte, eldest brother of Napoleon, who once ruled Naples and then Spain (1806-1813) the Polar Star was sold into Russia sometime around 1820 and belonged to the Yusupov family.