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

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Esprit 100ED APO Triplet

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC Pro

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ EQ6 GT

Guiding cameras: Lodestar X2

Focal reducers: 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

Filters: Optolong L-eNhance 2"


Dates:Nov. 6, 2020Nov. 7, 2020Nov. 20, 2020Dec. 18, 2020Jan. 12, 2021

Frames:Optolong L-eNhance 2": 42x900" (10h 30') (gain: 120.00) -10C 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: 0h 52' 28"

DEC center: +56° 41' 42"

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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