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NGC281 Pacman Nebula

The Pacman Nebula receives it’s name from the similarity to the popular video game. It is located in the constellation Cassiopeia and is a part of the Perseus Spiral Arm.

Distance to earth: 9’580 lightyears
Apparent size: 30 arcminutes (1 x the moon)

Imaging time: 18 hours

Equipment:
Mount: SW AZEQ6GT
Telescope: SW Evostar 80ED
Camera: Atik 460EX Mono

Capture information:
Date: September 2016
Total exposure time: 18 hours
Color combination: SII=Red, HA=Green, OIII=Blue

Image data:
24 x 1200s HA
13 x 1200s OIII bin2
17 x 1200s SII bin2