Monday, 14 September 2009

NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula

NGC 281 Pacman Nebula by Arran Hill

Full size image can be seen here : Pacman Nebula with Canon 400D

NGC 281 in Cassiopeia
20 x 20 minute exposures (6 hours and 40 minutes)
Skywatcher 8" Newt / Canon 400D
Chatham (Light polluted 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 was taken through a narrowband Hydrogen Alpha filter.

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