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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 1590  ·  IC1590  ·  NGC 281  ·  NGC281  ·  Sh2-184
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Pac-Man Nebula NGC281, 


            Stan Smith
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Pac-Man Nebula NGC281

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVX130T

Imaging cameras: ATIK 490 EX Mono

Mounts: iOptron GEM45

Guiding cameras: Starlight Express Lodestar X2 Autoguider

Software: Photoshop 2020  ·  Simulation Curriculum Corp. Starry Night Pro Plus  ·  Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator PRO  ·  ClickDesignSoft Autoscript for Pixinsight  ·  Pixinsight  ·  Stark-Labs PHD2

Filters: Chroma technology SII 3nm 36mm  ·  Chroma technology OIII 3nm 36mm  ·  Chroma technology Ha 3nm 36mm

Accessory: ZWO Off-Axis Guider  ·  Skyshed POD

Dates:Oct. 1, 2020Oct. 2, 2020

Chroma technology Ha 3nm 36mm: 30x300" -20C bin 1x1
Chroma technology OIII 3nm 36mm: 30x300" -20C bin 1x1
Chroma technology SII 3nm 36mm: 30x300" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 7.5 hours

Darks: ~25

Bias: ~25

Avg. Moon age: 14.87 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.76%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00 job: 3918427

RA center: 0h 52' 36"

DEC center: +56° 39' 15"

Pixel scale: 0.839 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -121.649 degrees

Field radius: 0.484 degrees

Resolution: 3250x2579

Locations: DarkSky Observatory (In My Back Yard), Westminster, SC, United States

Data source: Backyard



Stan Smith
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Pac-Man Nebula NGC281, 


            Stan Smith