NGC 281 from BMV Observatories
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.

Processing information:

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, Total=12 hours
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
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