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  1. Imaged on Saturday 4th October 2014 Despite the weather not being quite as good as hoped and the moon in attendance, I think this has come out reasonably successfully.... Ha 14x 600sec - 7nm Baader Ha filter SBIG 8Mp STF-8300M mono camera on the FSQ-106ED + focal reducer (f/3.6). Captured with Equinox Image and PHD on a MacBook Pro. Pre-processed and stacked in Nebulosity, processed in CS5 Damian Spanning 80 light-years, NGC 281 is an area of star formation in the constellation of Cassiopeia and part of the Perseus Spiral Arm that lies around 10,000 Ly away.Features include the open cluster IC 1590, the multiple star HD 5005, several Bok globules seen in silhouette against the nebula, a diffuse Ha red-glowing emission nebula and large lanes of obscuring gas and dust.Colloquially, NGC 281 is also known as the Pacman Nebula for its resemblance to the video game character!The nebula was discovered in August 1883 by E. E. Barnard, who described it as "a large faint nebula, very diffuse."Pac-Man was an arcade game developed by Namco and first released in Japan on May 22, 1980. It was licensed for distribution in the United States by Midway and released in October 1980.Immensely popular from its original release to the present day, Pac-Man is considered one of the classics of the medium, virtually synonymous with video games, and an icon of 1980s popular culture.When Pac-Man was released, the most popular arcade video games were space shooters, in particular Space Invaders and Asteroids. The most visible minority were sports games that were mostly derivatives of Pong.Pac-Man succeeded by creating a new genre and appealing to both genders.Pac-Man is often credited with being a landmark in video game history, and is among the most famous and highest-grossing arcade games of all time.
  2. Shibby

    Pacman Nebula in Ha

    From the album: Deep Sky

    32x600s ISO800, modded Canon 450d + Baader 7nm Scope: SW 150PDS Mount: Vixen GP
  3. AlastairW

    NGC281 Ha

    From the album: Messier and NGC Objects

    First light with my QHY IMG2PRO. 4 x 10 min, no calibration Kit used Skywatcher 130pdS, HEQ5 Pro Goto QHY IMG2PRO, 6nm Ha filter 8x50 + QHY5LII + PHD2 for guiding Processed in DSS and PS CS2
  4. From the album: Deep Sky

    Ha: 32x600s ISO800, modded Canon 450d + Baader 7nm Colour: 53x120s ISO800 + darks, unmodded Nikon D70 Scope: SW 150PDS Mount: Vixen GP
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