Monday, 14 September 2009

NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula in Hubble Palette

NGC 281 Pacman Nebula by Arran Hill

Full size image can be seen here : Pacman Nebula with Atik 314L+

NGC 281 in Cassiopeia
69 x 15 minute exposures (17 hours and 15 minutes)
Approx. 6 hours per filter (SII, Ha, OIII)
Skywatcher 8" Newt / Atik 314L+
Hoo Peninsula (Fairly dark sky site)

This open star cluster with associated nebulosity, also known as the Pacman Nebula, is 10,000 light years away from us, and is in our very own Milky Way. This image uses the Hubble Palette, which is falsely coloured, to reveal more delicate structure than a true colour representation would.

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