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Contains:  NGC 281
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Pacman Nebula, 


            John Willis
Pacman Nebula
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Pacman Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ106ED

Imaging camera:ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mount:iOptron CEM 60

Guiding telescope or lens:PrimaLuceLab 60mm CompactGuide scope

Guiding camera:QHYCCD 5L-II M

Focal reducer:Takahashi Reducer 0.60 f/3.0

Software:Seqence Generator ProPixInsight

Filters:ZWO SII 31mm 7nmZWO Ha 7nmZWO Oiii 31mm

Dates:Aug. 22, 2019

Frames: 195x120"

Integration: 6.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 61.31%

Basic astrometry details job: 2950302

RA center: 0h 52' 12"

DEC center: +56° 40' 12"

Pixel scale: 1.473 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.154 degrees

Field radius: 0.779 degrees

Resolution: 3044x2284

Locations: Backyard, Plano, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard


Omma Omma Omma Omma...

It's the Pacman Nebula! I like to think of the stars as the power pellets.

This was taken from the backyard over the course of a week using narrowband filters to break out the light from the hydrogen, sulfur and oxygen light.

...wer wer wer wer wip wip



John Willis
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons

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Pacman Nebula, 


            John Willis