Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
Contains:  NGC 281
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
NGC 281 - The Pacman Nebula (SHO), 


            Michel Makhlouta
NGC 281 - The Pacman Nebula (SHO)

NGC 281 - The Pacman Nebula (SHO)

Technical card

Resolution: 8589x6484

Dates:Nov. 18, 2018Nov. 20, 2018Nov. 28, 2018Dec. 3, 2018

ZWO 31mm Ha 7nm: 99x180" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
ZWO 31mm OIII 7nm: 108x180" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
ZWO 31mm SII 7nm: 38x180" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 12.2 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 17.05 days

Avg. Moon phase: 62.42%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00 job: 2413943

RA center: 13.168 degrees

DEC center: 56.666 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.389 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 53.995 degrees

Field radius: 0.581 degrees

Locations: Home, Batroun, North, Lebanon

Data source: Backyard


I have managed to add a couple of hours of Oiii and Sii to my HOO version and reprocessed it. This is the SHO version. I tried to decide which version I like more and I ended up separating them in my mind, and astrobin :)

I get this target in my balcony's field of view for 2 to 3 hours maximum per night, hence the many nights and the few hours, relatively.

Comments & Feedback are much appreciated!



Michel Makhlouta
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 281 - The Pacman Nebula (SHO), 


            Michel Makhlouta