Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 1590  ·  NGC 281
Pacman  Nebula  - NGC281, 


            Kristof Dierick
Pacman  Nebula  - NGC281
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Pacman Nebula - NGC281

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TS Optics TS 130/910 Photoline

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600mm-Cool

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6 GOTO Synscan

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60/280 Guiderscope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MC

Focal reducers: TS PHOTOLINE 0,79x 3" reducer/flattener TSRED379

Software: N.I.N.A  ·  Photoshop CS2

Filters: Astronomik Ha 31mm 6nm

Accessory: TS-Optics TSRED379

Dates:Sept. 21, 2020

Frames: 30x300"

Integration: 2.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.63 days

Avg. Moon phase: 22.36%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3875410

RA center: 0h 52' 41"

DEC center: +56° 38' 13"

Pixel scale: 1.065 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 44.370 degrees

Field radius: 0.666 degrees

Resolution: 3647x2646

Locations: Backyard - Aan de kerk, Mielen-boven-Aalst, Limburg, Belgium

Data source: Backyard


This is only the Ha part of an image session I did on 21/09/2020. It's a composed image from frames taken before and after the meridian flip. Because the framing didn't quite match I had to crop the image a bit. Nevertheless a promising result.


Sky plot

Sky plot


Pacman  Nebula  - NGC281, 


            Kristof Dierick