This cosmic journey made a stop to the constellation of Cassiopeia, where this interesting character resides. Meet the Pacman Nebula (NGC 281). This nebula gets its name because of its striking resemblance to the classic video game character Pacman. The “mouth” of the nebula appears dark because the rich emission nebula is obscured at this section by interstellar dust and gas. The Pacman Nebula is located some 9,200 light years from Earth.
Mount: Explore Scientific EXOS2GT mount
Camera: Altair Hypercam 183MC
Main Scope: Skywatcher ED72 APO + 0.8 reducer + flattener + Altair Quadband OSC filter
Guiding: Svbony 30mm f/4 + ASI120MC
Exif: 15 frames at 5 mins; Gain 3000; focal length 340mm; f/4.5
PixInsight, Photoshop, PHD2