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NGC 281 - The Pacman Nebula, 





    
        

            Alan Mason
NGC 281 - The Pacman Nebula

NGC 281 - The Pacman Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 4902x3181

Dates:Oct. 21, 2018

Frames:STC Astro Duo-Narrowband filter: 76x300" (gain: 90.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 6.3 hours

Darks: ~100

Flats: ~60

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 11.65 days

Avg. Moon phase: 89.44%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Astrometry.net job: 2327870

RA center: 13.255 degrees

DEC center: 56.624 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.404 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 96.183 degrees

Field radius: 1.140 degrees

Data source: Traveller

Description

The Pacman Nebula, located in the Perseus arm of the Milky-Way. 9200 light-years away, and interestingly is nearly 1000 light-years above the plane of our galaxy. It spans almost 80 light-years across. The star cluster at the center labeled IC 5090 energizes this wonderful object.

It was discovered in August of 1883 by E.E. Barnard who described his find as "a large faint nebula, very diffuse."

Imaged using the STC Duo Narrowband Filter under adverse moonlight conditions.

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NGC 281 - The Pacman Nebula, 





    
        

            Alan Mason