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NGC 281 Pacman Nebula #3, 


            Molly Wakeling
NGC 281 Pacman Nebula #3
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NGC 281 Pacman Nebula #3

Technical card

Dates:Oct. 18, 2019Oct. 19, 2019Oct. 20, 2019Oct. 21, 2019Oct. 22, 2019Oct. 23, 2019Oct. 24, 2019Nov. 1, 2019Nov. 3, 2019Nov. 4, 2019Nov. 9, 2019Nov. 23, 2019Nov. 24, 2019Nov. 25, 2019Jan. 5, 2020Jan. 6, 2020

Astronomik CLS-CCD 2": 43x300" (gain: 120.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik H-Alpha 12nm T2: 67x300" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik H-Alpha 12nm T2: 9x300" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik H-Alpha 12nm T2: 10x600" (gain: 139.00) -25C bin 1x1

Integration: 11.6 hours

Darks: ~46

Avg. Moon age: 17.95 days

Avg. Moon phase: 45.32%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3168875

RA center: 0h 53' 0"

DEC center: +56° 37' 44"

Pixel scale: 1.482 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 275.253 degrees

Field radius: 1.075 degrees

Resolution: 4341x2904

Locations: East Bay Area, CA, Berkeley, CA, United States

Data source: Backyard


I got some really nice Ha data on this one, but as usual, the color data from my light-polluted backyard proved tricky! It took about six iterations before I finally landed on a final result that I reasonably liked. I had hoped to combine some color data I've taken previously on this target, but it's all crap too, haha. Still like this one!



Molly Wakeling
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NGC 281 Pacman Nebula #3, 


            Molly Wakeling