NGC 281: the Pacman Nebula

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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 thevideo game character.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO RC 8″ f/8
Imaging cameras: ATIK 11000c
Mounts: Gemini G42 Observatory+
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron 80/600
Guiding cameras: Atik Titan
Focal reducers: Teleskop-Service TS 2″ Flattener
Software: Astroart 5
Filters: IDAS LPS-V4
Resolution: 3469×2197
Dates: Dec. 19, 2013
Frames: 35×300″
Integration: 2.9 hours

Autor: Pasquale Costantino

25 December 2013

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