|Object:||Pacman Nebula, NGC281|
|Date:||Sept 16, 2003|
|Equipment:||WO FLT110 at F/4.9, HX916 CCD, G11 mount, ST-4 autoguider|
exposure, all channels binned 1x1.
80:10:30 minutes. No darks or flats.
|Processing:||Photoshop. Green channel was enhanced by combining it with the blue channel. Synthetic luminance was constructed by combining R, G, and B.|
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Seeing was variable starting out at about 5"
FWHM and ending at about 3.9" at the end of the exposure. Half-moon
was in the sky for most of the exposure. Green channel exposure was
aborted because the computer ran out of disk space :-(
|Description:||NGC281 is a diffused nebula located in the constellation of Cassiopeia. It is about 44 light years across and approximately 5,500 light years away from Earth.|
Copyright © 2003 Paul Kanevsky