NGC 281, "The Pacman Nebula"
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, center, the multiple star  HD 5005, also center and several Bok globules.   
NGC 281 is also known as the Pacman Nebula for its resemblance to the video game character.
Date: 9/14/2013.
Time: 11:37 PM.
Camera: Gary Honis mocified Canon EOS Rebel T3i.
Mount: Astro Physics AP900 GEM
Imaging scope: Astro-Tech AT111 Triplet Apo f/7 w/field flattener
Guide scope: William Optics Zenithstar II 80mm ED doublet blue f/6.8
Guide Camera: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Monochrome Autoguider
Guiding software: PHD
Exposure Time: 480 Seconds.
ISO: 800.



                                       
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