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Object Pacman Nebula

NGC 281 is an open cluster involved in an emission nebula in Cassiopeia, located 10,000 light years from the sun. The nebulosity is extremely faint in a telescope, requiring very dark skies and averted vision. This object is knows as the Pac-Man Nebula, because of its resemblance to the character in the video game.

Scope ES172ed
Camera ST2000XCM
Mount Losmandy G11
Filters Hutech LPS
Guiding Self Guided
Exposure Info 15 x 15 minute exposures (3.75 hours total)
Date September 9, 2012
Copyright Photo copyright Thomas Kerns, Beluga Lake Observatory