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)
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  ·  Astro Pixel Processor APP  ·  Photoshop CS2

Filters: Astronomik OIII 31mm 6nm  ·  Astronomik Ha 31mm 6nm  ·  Astronomik Blue 31mm  ·  Astronomik Green 31mm  ·  Astronomik Red 31mm


Dates:Sept. 21, 2020

Frames: 69x300"

Integration: 5.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.63 days

Avg. Moon phase: 22.36%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3961089

RA center: 0h 53' 5"

DEC center: +56° 39' 43"

Pixel scale: 1.065 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 40.646 degrees

Field radius: 0.764 degrees


Resolution: 4361x2765

Data source: Backyard

Description

Pacman Nebula or NGC 281 lies in the constellation of Cassiopeia at about 9200 light years away. It's still stunning one can take pictures like this from your own backyard with an amateur telescope. This is my color version.

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Description: I reprocessed it with PI and PS. Colors are RHaOIII for respectively RGB. It's hard to get a more ore less natural look, but the details are much clearer now.

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Pacman  Nebula  - NGC281, 



    
        

            Kristof Dierick