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NGC 281 / SH2-184  - a tribute to Toru Iwatani, creator of Pac-Man, 



    
        

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NGC 281 / SH2-184 - a tribute to Toru Iwatani, creator of Pac-Man

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: 80ED

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM Cooled Pro

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6-R Stellardrive

Guiding telescopes or lenses: 80ED

Guiding cameras: ZWO Optical ASI120MM

Focal reducers: Skywatcher 0.85X reducer/flattener

Software: SGPro  ·  PixInsight 1.8 Ripley

Accessory: PrimaLuceLab Sesto Senso Robotic Focusing Motor  ·  ZWO 8 Position EFW  ·  ZWO OAG


Dates:Sept. 7, 2019

Frames:
ZWO HAlpha 7nm: 11x600" (gain: 300.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO O-III 7nm: 11x600" (gain: 300.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO S-II 7nm: 11x600" (gain: 300.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 5.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.70 days

Avg. Moon phase: 63.79%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean SQM: 20.20


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3953094


Resolution: 1500x1124

Data source: Backyard

Description

Tha Pacman nebula is a bright emission nebula and part of an H II region in the northern constellation of Cassiopeia and is part of the Milky Way's Perseus Spiral Arm. This 20×30 arcmin sized nebulosity is also associated with open cluster IC 1590, several Bok globules and the multiple star, B 1 (source wikipedia).

Ok ok enough science.... isn't Pacman a star eater chased by the Ghost of Cassiopea (IC63) ?

Shot under decent skies a while ago and reprocessed now.
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