Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 1590  ·  NGC 281
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Pacman Nebula, Kyle Goodwin
Pacman Nebula
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Pacman Nebula

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Pacman Nebula, Kyle Goodwin
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Pacman Nebula

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This was taken with my portable OSC setup from my back yard.  I experimented in the processing of this one to do something I hadn't tried before: processing the stars and starless versions of the image separately.  There are some artifacts present around some of the bright stars as a result of this approach.  I'm not entirely happy with the result, but I do like how it enabled me to bring out the variations and color in the nebula much more strongly.  I probably won't use this approach very frequently, but it's good to have a little experience with it.  I've been having fairly persistent issues with my stock Takahashi focuser + Sesto Senso 2 motor and those issues led to throwing out an hour or two of subs from this imaging run.

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Pacman Nebula, Kyle Goodwin

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