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Pacman Nebula

 Pacman Nebula by Thomas Kerns of Beluga Lake Observaory

Object: Pacman Nebula
Description 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
Filters Hutech LPS
Mount Losmandy G11
Guiding Self Guided
15 x 15 minute exposures (3.75 hours total)



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