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NGC 281 Pacman Nebula, 



    
        

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NGC 281 Pacman Nebula
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NGC 281 Pacman Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: LACERTA Apo 72/432 f6

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 6D

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Lacerta MGEN2-Autoguider with 9x50 Finder Scope

Focal reducers: LACERTA Flattener 72

Software: GIMP 2.10.4  ·  Luc Coiffier's DSS


Dates:Aug. 8, 2019

Frames: 40x240"

Integration: 2.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.16 days

Avg. Moon phase: 58.25%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2859099

RA center: 0h 52' 24"

DEC center: +56° 37' 22"

Pixel scale: 3.046 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 104.255 degrees

Field radius: 1.447 degrees


Resolution: 2724x2068

Locations: Planneralm, Planneralm, Styria, Austria

Data source: Traveller

Description

My second clear night at 1600m in Styria was dedicated to Pacman (after moon setting) - a windy but highly transparent sky (the wind was apparently no problem for the MGEN). The image was cropped to one-half size to show more nebula detail. First time I tried some star reduction using Fitswork - hope the artifacts are not too visible...

Edit: Bad weather for weeks ... reprocessed the existing stack with more subtle star reduction and tried to combat noise using Starnet++

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Description: Adjusted color balance

C

Description: Reprocessed in Fitswork and Gimp

D

Description: Reprocessed more subtly and enhanced using Starnet++

E

Description: Original size (for comparison)

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NGC 281 Pacman Nebula, 



    
        

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