NGC 281 Pacman Nebula

NGC 281 Pacman Nebula Ha NGC 281 Pacman Nebula in SHO
Object: Pacman Nebula (NGC 281)
Date: Ha: October 21, 2015

SII: October 23, 2015

OIII: October 28, 2015

Equipment: Telescope: Celestron C9.25 + Hutech OAG5 + SBIG Remote Guide Head

Camera: SBIG ST-10XME w/ CFW10 (Astrodon 3nm Ha & E Series Gen 2 RGB Filters)

Mount: Losmandy G11/Gemini 2 GoTo

Exposure Info: Ha: 12 x 20 mins

SII: 6 x 20 mins

OIII: 8 x 20 mins

Total Ha exposure: 8 hours 40 mins

Processing: Maxim DL 5.23, Photoshop CS6
Notes: 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.