Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 1590  ·  NGC 281
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NGC281 (IC11) "Heart" of the Pacman Nebula, 



    
        

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NGC281 (IC11) "Heart" of the Pacman Nebula
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NGC281 (IC11) "Heart" of the Pacman Nebula

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NGC281 (IC11) "Heart" of the Pacman Nebula, 



    
        

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NGC281 (IC11) "Heart" of the Pacman Nebula
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NGC281 (IC11) "Heart" of the Pacman Nebula

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Celestron 9.25" EdgeHD
Imaging Cameras
ZWO Optical ASI 294 MC PRO
Mounts
Celestron CGEMⅡ
Filters
Optolong L-pro
Accessories
Telrad Finder · Celestron Focus Motor · ZWO OAG · StarLight Xpress Filter Wheel
Software
Main Sequence Software Seqence Generator Pro 3 · PixInsight 1.8.6 PixInsight
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI 174mm Mini

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 21, 2020 ·  Nov. 11, 2020
Frames:
Optolong L-pro: 359x10" (59' 50") (gain: 120.00) bin 1x1
Optolong L-pro: 30x600" (5h) (gain: 120.00) bin 1x1
Integration:
5h 59' 50"
Avg. Moon age:
15.27 days
Avg. Moon phase:
23.88%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
8.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4035558

RA center: 00h53m08s.9

DEC center: +56°3748

Pixel scale: 0.207 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 36.448 degrees

Field radius: 0.280 degrees

Resolution: 8070x5456

Locations: Home, Houston, TX, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Pac-Man nom nom nom!! Interesting tidbit of information: According to everyone’s favorite resource, Wikipedia, Pac-Man was originally “Puck-Man” in Japan but once the decision was made to release the game internationally Namco changed the name to “Pac-Man.” The reason? Namco was afraid that kids and teenagers would scratch out the “P” and replace it with an “F” lol. I’m going to say good thinking on their part! I was fortunate to have my soon-to-be brother-in-law (aka SOTOBEBIL) join me for two nights while I turned the ol’ EdgeHD towards this well-known reflection nebula in Cassiopeia. We shared some good whiskey and talked about all manner of fun and interesting topics. Looking forward to welcoming him to the family soon! By the way, I'm trademarking "SOTOBEBIL" just in case it becomes a thing ;)

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