Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  NGC 281
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NGC 281 - PacMan Nebula, 


            Marco Prelini
NGC 281 - PacMan Nebula
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher 200/1000 PDS

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC Pro

Mounts: Sky-Watcher AZ EQ6-GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Artesky Ultraguide 60/240 mm

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120 MM Mini

Focal reducers: Baader MPCC Mark III

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Baader Ha 2" 7nm CCD  ·  L-Pro 2"

Dates:Aug. 5, 2019Aug. 6, 2019

Baader Ha 2" 7nm CCD: 18x480" (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 1x1
L-Pro 2": 19x300" (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.0 hours

Darks: ~21

Flats: ~21

Bias: ~21

Avg. Moon age: 5.55 days

Avg. Moon phase: 31.11%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3022581

RA center: 0h 52' 26"

DEC center: +56° 35' 42"

Pixel scale: 0.946 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 182.450 degrees

Field radius: 0.629 degrees

Resolution: 3980x2660

Locations: Home Backyard, Meda, Milano, Italy

Data source: Backyard


The Pacman nebula is a bright emission nebula located near to Cassiopeia constellation.
Deep inside lays IC 1590 a small open star cluster surrounded by a good nuber of bok globules


Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 281 - PacMan Nebula, 


            Marco Prelini

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