Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 1590  ·  IC1590  ·  NGC 281  ·  NGC281  ·  Sh2-184
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NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula, 



    
        

            Paul Ricker
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NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula

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NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula, 



    
        

            Paul Ricker
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NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Apertura 60EDR

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI183MM-Pro

Mounts: iOptron iEQ45 Pro

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5-III 178M

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  PhD2  ·  StarTools  ·  Deep Sky Stacker (DSS)  ·  Astro Photography Tool - APT Astro Photography Tool

Filters: Asronomik Ha CCD filter 6nm  ·  ZWO new B  ·  ZWO new G  ·  ZWO new R

Accessory: Apertura Field Flattener  ·  ZWO EFW Mini


Dates:Nov. 3, 2020

Frames:
Asronomik Ha CCD filter 6nm: 24x300" (2h) (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 1x1
ZWO new B: 10x60" (10') (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 1x1
ZWO new G: 10x60" (10') (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 1x1
ZWO new R: 10x60" (10') (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 1x1

Integration: 2h 30'

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~25

Flat darks: ~25

Avg. Moon age: 17.34 days

Avg. Moon phase: 92.67%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00


Astrometry.net job: 3980551

RA center: 0h 52' 48"

DEC center: +56° 37' 15"

Pixel scale: 1.349 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -19.090 degrees

Field radius: 0.864 degrees


Resolution: 3819x2585

Locations: Backyard, Champaign, IL, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Pacman Nebula, NGC 281, in Ha-HaRGB. A very nice HII region and open cluster about 3 kpc away in Cassiopeia. I think it should be the Anglerfish Nebula, but that probably shows my lack of imagination.

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NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula, 



    
        

            Paul Ricker