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Contains:  IC1590, NGC 281, NGC281, Sh2-184
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NGC 281 /  Sh2-184 / Pacman  - Modern Hubble, 


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NGC 281 / Sh2-184 / Pacman - Modern Hubble

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:80ED

Imaging cameras:ZWO ASI 1600MM Cooled Pro

Mounts:SkyWatcher EQ6-R Stellardrive

Guiding telescopes or lenses:80ED

Guiding cameras:ZWO Optical ASI120MM

Focal reducers:Skywatcher 0.85X reducer/flattener

Software:SGProPixInsight 1.8 Ripley

Accessory:PrimaLuceLab Sesto Senso Robotic Focusing MotorZWO 8 Position EFWZWO OAG

Dates:Sept. 7, 2019

ZWO HAlpha 7nm: 11x600" (gain: 300.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO O-III 7nm: 11x600" (gain: 300.00) bin 1x1
ZWO S-II 7nm: 11x600" (gain: 300.00) bin 1x1

Integration: 5.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.70 days

Avg. Moon phase: 63.79%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean SQM: 20.20 job: 2976990

RA center: 0h 52' 27"

DEC center: +56° 34' 19"

Pixel scale: 1.499 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -86.731 degrees

Field radius: 1.187 degrees

Resolution: 4566x3420

Data source: Backyard


The Pacman! Even with a short integration time it is possible to get nice results! The dark bok globules are a very nice feature of this object.
Opted for the modern palette and stayed away from gold colors.

Left at native resolution of 1.5"/px



License: Attribution Creative Commons

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NGC 281 /  Sh2-184 / Pacman  - Modern Hubble,