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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  NGC 281
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The PacMan Nebula - NGC 281, 


            Trevor Gunderson
The PacMan Nebula - NGC 281
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The PacMan Nebula - NGC 281

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ED 102 APO FCD100 CF

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600 MC Cooled Pro

Mounts: Celestron CGX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astromania 60mm Guide Scope w/ Double Helical Focuser

Focal reducers: Stellarvue 0.8 FF&R

Software: SharpCap Sharcap 3.2  ·  Adobe Phosotshop CC 2019  ·  PhD 2  ·  PixInsight PinInsight 1.8.6  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: ZWO Hɑ 31mm 7nm  ·  ZWO SII 31mm 7nm  ·  ZWO OIII 31 mm 7 nm

Accessory: ZWO EFW 31mm 8 positions  ·  Rigel Systems USB-nSTEP Focuser w/ Temperature Sensor

Dates:Aug. 9, 2019

ZWO Hɑ 31mm 7nm: 32x240" (gain: 200.00) -15C bin 1x1
ZWO OIII 31 mm 7 nm: 30x180" (gain: 200.00) -15C bin 1x1
ZWO SII 31mm 7nm: 18x240" (gain: 200.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.8 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~25

Flat darks: ~25

Avg. Moon age: 9.16 days

Avg. Moon phase: 68.42%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3287473

RA center: 0h 52' 22"

DEC center: +56° 39' 57"

Pixel scale: 1.381 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 50.072 degrees

Field radius: 0.654 degrees

Resolution: 2676x2112

Locations: Astro Shed, Beaver Dam, WI, United States

Data source: Backyard


The PacMan Nebulae in SHO.



Trevor Gunderson
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  • The PacMan Nebula - NGC 281, 


            Trevor Gunderson
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    The PacMan Nebula - NGC 281, 


            Trevor Gunderson


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The PacMan Nebula - NGC 281, 


            Trevor Gunderson