Astrophotography

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NGC281 - The Pacman Nebula


Name:
NGC281, The Pacman Nebula, IC 11, Sharpless 184
Date:
17 june 2013 & 2 December 2013
Exposure
: 4:30hr ISO400, Subs: 8min with CLS filter & 6min with IDAS LPS P2 filter
Telescope:
8" Newton f/3.8 800mm with GPU f/4 coma corrector & Robtics coma corrector
Mount:
NEQ6-pro, controled by EQmod/CdC, guided by QHY5/9x50 Finder Guider/PHD
Camera:
Canon 450D Baader modified,
Location:
Prinsenbeek, The Netherlands

Object Wikipedia information

NGC 281 is an H II region in the constellation of Cassiopeia and part of the Perseus Spiral Arm. It includes the open cluster IC 1590, the multiple star HD 5005, and several Bok globules. Colloquially, NGC 281 is also known as the Pacman Nebula for its resemblance to the video game character.

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