NGC-281 Pacman Nebula


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Date Taken:
Smoot
NGC 281
Nebula
Mayhill, NM
10-25-2008
Description

NGC281 (aka Sh2-184) is a nebula located about 10,000 light years away in the constellation Cassiopea.  There are several areas in this image where stars are being formulated.  The large Bok globule is about 2.6 light years in diameter.

This image is a 2 frame mosaic of the area.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
13.5 hrs Ha/6 hrs each RGB for two frames
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
RCOS 16 inch f/8.7 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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