Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 1590  ·  NGC 281
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NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula - Nov/Dec/Jan 2020/21 - Bicolor v1, 



    
        

            Martin Junius
NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula - Nov/Dec/Jan 2020/21 - Bicolor v1
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NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula - Nov/Dec/Jan 2020/21 - Bicolor v1

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NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula - Nov/Dec/Jan 2020/21 - Bicolor v1, 



    
        

            Martin Junius
NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula - Nov/Dec/Jan 2020/21 - Bicolor v1
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NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula - Nov/Dec/Jan 2020/21 - Bicolor v1

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Skywatcher Esprit 100ED APO Triplet
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI 294MC Pro
Mounts
Skywatcher AZ EQ6 GT
Filters
Optolong L-eNhance 2"
Accessories
Skywatcher Esprit 100 F5.5 flattener
Software
Adobe Photoshop 2021 · Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic · Pleiades Astrophoto S.L. PixInsight 1.8 Ripley · Astro Photography Tool - APT · PHD2 Guiding · Cartes du Ciel
Guiding Cameras
Lodestar X2

Acquisition details

Dates:
Nov. 6, 2020 ·  Nov. 7, 2020 ·  Nov. 20, 2020 ·  Dec. 18, 2020 ·  Jan. 12, 2021
Frames:
Optolong L-eNhance 2": 42x900" (10h 30') (gain: 120.00) -10°C bin 1x1
Integration:
10h 30'
Darks:
12
Flats:
150
Flat darks:
30
Avg. Moon age:
15.97 days
Avg. Moon phase:
36.63%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
5.00
Mean SQM:
19.26
Temperature:
3.80

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4166490

RA center: 00h52m28s.1

DEC center: +56°4142

Pixel scale: 1.725 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 180.028 degrees

Field radius: 0.955 degrees

Resolution: 3353x2160

Locations: Dellbrück, Köln, NW, Germany

Data source: Backyard

Description

A new approach to the Pacman Nebula with the L-eNhance filter and bicolor processing. No so much for clear skies in the winter season here, took over two months to gather some meagre 10 hours of exposure time.

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NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula - Nov/Dec/Jan 2020/21 - Bicolor v1, 



    
        

            Martin Junius

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