Pacman Nebula – NGC 281
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.
This image was made under drifting clouds, the OIII data was noisy and no time for SII data due to more clouds. Despite this fact and nice image thanks to the Ha data. Star colors are not correct.
Ha: 3 x 5min (Tot: 15 min) Bin:2x2
OIII: 3 x 5min (Tot: 15 min) Bin:3x3
ASA N12 Astrograph F/3.6
3" Wynne Corrector 0.95x
Atik 490 EX camera @-20C
Astrodon Ha 3nm, OIII 5nm, SII 5nm
Valla Observatory (FROSON, Sweden)
October 24, 2015
RGB palette: Ha-Red, OIII-Green, OIII-Blue and Ha used as Lum
Scale: 0.70 arcsec/pix
FOW: 52x42 arcmin