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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 1590  ·  NGC 281  ·  NGC7822  ·  Sh2-171
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Pacman Nebula (NGC281) details, 


            Jose Carballada
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Pacman Nebula (NGC281) details

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Teleskop Service TS Photoline 107mm f/6.5 Super-Apo  ·  Altair Astro RC250-TT 10" RC Truss Tube

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI183MM-Cool  ·  ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6R Pro  ·  Mesu 200 Mk2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron OAG Deluxe  ·  Teleskop Service TSOAG9 Off-Axis Guider

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290 Mini  ·  ZWO ASI174 Mini

Focal reducers: Riccardi Reducer/Flattener 0.75x  ·  Telescope-Service TS 2" Flattener

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Astrodon O-III 36mm - 5nm  ·  Astrodon S-II 36mm - 5nm  ·  Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series 36mm  ·  Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series 36mm  ·  Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series 36mm  ·  Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm  ·  Astrodon L Gen.2 E-series 36mm

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Falcon Rotator  ·  ZWO EFW  ·  Astrolink 4.0 mini  ·  Pegasus Astro Ultimate Powerbox v2  ·  MoonLite NiteCrawler WR30  ·  TALON6 R.O.R  ·  MoonLite CSL 2.5" Focuser with High Res Stepper Motor

Dates:Oct. 15, 2020Oct. 17, 2020Oct. 18, 2020Oct. 19, 2020Oct. 23, 2020Oct. 24, 2020

Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 100x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 100x30" (gain: 75.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm: 235x600" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon O-III 36mm - 5nm: 120x600" (gain: 111.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 100x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon S-II 36mm - 5nm: 120x600" (gain: 111.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 81.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.24 days

Avg. Moon phase: 21.20% job: 3987399

RA center: 0h 3' 14"

DEC center: +67° 16' 4"

Pixel scale: 0.797 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.709 degrees

Field radius: 0.399 degrees

Resolution: 2304x1684

Locations: AAS Montsec, Àger, Lleida, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


Following the previous works, long integration time to reveal as many details as possible.

In fact, it's difficult to find the Pacman here... is more about the Sauron eye :D

Again more than 80 hours of integration time using the Hα-SII/OIII/OIII+rgb palette and some complex work on fine structures and details.



Jose Carballada
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  • Pacman Nebula (NGC281) details, 


            Jose Carballada
  • Pacman Nebula (NGC281) details, 


            Jose Carballada
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    Pacman Nebula (NGC281) details, 


            Jose Carballada


Description: less red balance


Description: with more ligh

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Pacman Nebula (NGC281) details, 


            Jose Carballada