NGC 281 – Dusty Pac Man Nebula | Steve McKinney

Steve McKinney
Location of photo
Royal Astronomical Society Toronto Centre Carr Astronomical Observatory, Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada
Date/Time of photo
August 17, 2012
Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TSA-102 Imaging cameras: SBIG ST-8300M Mounts: Vixen Sphinx SXW Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TSA-102 Guiding cameras: Orion SSAG Focal reducers: Takahashi TOA-130RD Software: Stark Labs Nebulosity, Adobe Photoshop Filters: Baader Planetarium Blue, Baader Planetarium Red, Baader Planetarium Luminance, Baader Planetarium Green Accessories: Teleskop-Service TS-OAG9
Emission nebula NGC 281, sometimes known as the Pac Man nebula. This shot shows faint interstellar dust that is not usually seen in photos of this object.