NGC 281 (PacMan Nebula, IC 11) is an H-II region (ionized molecular gas cloud)
in Cassiopeia. It is estimated to be 10,000 light years from us.
Date: Sep 30 - Oct 10, 2011
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Hyperion f/8 12.5 inch, FL 2540 mm
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: Sbig STL-11000 Guiding: Internal
Exposure: HaRHaGB: Ha:26x15 min R:19x8 min, G:12x5 min, B:15x8 min,
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done
using Maxim DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop. The HA narrow
band data was mixed with Red image to bring out detail in the nebula. The HA
was also used to create a Luminance layer.
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA
NGC 281 / IC 11The PacMan Nebula