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NGC 281 / Pacman Nebula, 



    
        

            Adrian Jannetta
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NGC 281 / Pacman Nebula

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NGC 281 / Pacman Nebula, 



    
        

            Adrian Jannetta
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NGC 281 / Pacman Nebula

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Altair Starwave 152 V3 Red Tube
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI533MC Pro
Mounts
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Synscan
Filters
Altair Astro Tri-Band OSC
Software
PixInsight · Photoshop
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Skywatcher 9x50 Finder
Guiding Cameras
QHYCCD QHY5

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 25, 2021
Frames:
30x120" (1h)
Integration:
1h
Avg. Moon age:
19.15 days
Avg. Moon phase:
79.78%

RA center: 00h52m50s.700

DEC center: +56°3543.65

Pixel scale: 0.862 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -61.783 degrees

Field radius: 0.432 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2590x2511

Locations: Home, England, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

I've been wanting to take a picture of this since I got the ASI533.  The RedCat doesn't give enough magnification so I tried the big 6" refractor and hoped I'd be able to fix star sizes and halos in PI.
In the end the weather allowed just 1 hour of clear sky and some of that was degraded with high cloud.  All in all....very happy with the result after such a short imaging run.

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NGC 281 / Pacman Nebula, 



    
        

            Adrian Jannetta