Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 1590  ·  NGC 281
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NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula, 



    
        

            Marco Prelini
NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula
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NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula, 



    
        

            Marco Prelini
NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula
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Acquisition details

Dates:
Aug. 25, 2020 ·  Sept. 5, 2020
Frames:
Baader H-alpha 7nm: 37×600(6h 10′) (gain: 120.00) 0°C bin 1×1
Baader O-III 8.5nm: 36×600(6h) (gain: 120.00) 0°C bin 1×1
Integration:
12h 10′
Darks:
31
Flats:
31
Flat darks:
31
Avg. Moon age:
12.43 days
Avg. Moon phase:
68.68%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
8.00
Mean SQM:
18.50
Temperature:
20.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3840077

RA center: 00h52m31s.2

DEC center: +56°4055

Pixel scale: 0.945 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 187.161 degrees

Field radius: 0.650 degrees

Resolution: 4099x2777

File size: 7.8 MB

Locations: Home Backyard, Meda, Milano, Italy

Data source: Backyard

Description

Located in the northern part of Cassiopeia constellation, this nebula is a rich HII region populated by Bok globules (which are newborn stars nursery), an open cluster and a multiple (five stars) system.

I really like the details of this nebula, it's worth high-resolution imaging.

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