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Contains:  IC1590, NGC 281, NGC281, Sh2-184
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NGC 281 Pacman Nebula, 


            Gebhard Maurer
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NGC 281 Pacman Nebula

Technical card

Dates:Aug. 9, 2019

Frames: 25x300" ISO800

Integration: 2.1 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~40

Avg. Moon age: 9.16 days

Avg. Moon phase: 68.42%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Mean FWHM: 10.00

Temperature: 22.00 job: 2878314

RA center: 0h 53' 8"

DEC center: +56° 35' 49"

Pixel scale: 0.883 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -17.876 degrees

Field radius: 0.721 degrees

Resolution: 4928x3197

Locations: Backyard, Raglitz, Niederösterreich, Austria

Data source: Traveller


The Pacman Nebula, also NGC 281, IC 11 or Sh2-184, is a bright emission nebula and part of an H II region in the northern constellation of Cassiopeia and is part of the Milky Way's Perseus Spiral Arm. This 20×30 arcmin sized nebulosity is also associated with open cluster IC 1590, several Bok globules and the multiple star.



Gebhard Maurer
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NGC 281 Pacman Nebula, 


            Gebhard Maurer