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NGC 281 - The Pac-Man Nebula

Contains: NGC 281

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Planewave CDK 12,5'' 12.5 CDK

Mount: apt1200gto AP1200

Guiding camera: QSI 683 wsg-8 QSI

Software: CCD Autopilot 5

Resolution: 1500x1158

Dates: Nov. 10, 2012

Frames: 27x600"

Integration: 4.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.12 days

Avg. Moon phase: 20.41%

Astrometry.net job: 1512953

RA center: 13.223 degrees

DEC center: 56.600 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.207 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.464 degrees

Field radius: 0.844 degrees

Locations: ImagingInfinity Observatory, Bethune, SC, United States

Description

NGC 281 is a bright emission nebula in the constellation of Cassiopeia. It gets its name from its resemblance to the popular game token. The open star cluster within it is IC 5090. The nebula lies at a distance of 9200 light years.

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NGC 281 - The Pac-Man Nebula, Hap Griffin