Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  NGC 281
Pacman - NGC 281 - IC 1591, 


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Pacman - NGC 281 - IC 1591
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Pacman - NGC 281 - IC 1591

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher 200/800 carbon Newton astrograph

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 600D(a)

Mounts: SkyWatcher NEQ6 PRO belt modified

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher 53 mm mini (for guiding)

Guiding cameras: Mgen guide camera

Focal reducers: Skywatcher F4 coma corrector

Filters: Astronomik UHC clip filter for EOS

Accessory: Lacerta Mgen autoguider

Dates:Oct. 6, 2018Oct. 10, 2018

136x299" ISO800
Astronomik UHC clip filter for EOS: 61x300" ISO1598

Integration: 16.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 14.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.80%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2352127

RA center: 0h 51' 18"

DEC center: +56° 38' 42"

Pixel scale: 3.172 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.524 degrees

Field radius: 0.890 degrees

Resolution: 1750x1008

Locations: Zselic Starlight Park, Kaposvár, Hungary; Mezőfalva, Mezőfalva, Hungary

Data source: Traveller


Pacman is an emblematic deep sky object in Cassiopeia constellation. It is a big and relativly bright emission nebula with the dark bok-globula NGC 281 and IC 1591 open cluster in it's center. The dark outer fields of dust is also interesting and a "hard to capture" target. The rich star field makes a bit difficult to process the faint details in this image. Because of this I used some UHC filtered data as well.


Sky plot

Sky plot


Pacman - NGC 281 - IC 1591, 


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