NGC 281 the Pacman nebula | Steve Coates

Photographer
Steve Coates
Email
stevencoates_pa@cox.net
Location of photo
Ocala, Florida
Date/Time of photo
November 3, 8 and 9, 2013
Equipment
Imaging telescope: Astro-Tech 8 inch Ritchey-Chretien telescope Imaging camera: QSI 683wsg-8 Ha data 3 hours SII and OIII data 2 hours and 20 minutes each filter. PS CS5 Losmandy G11 with Gemini II
Description
NGC 281 the Pac Man nebula is an emission nebula in the constellation of Cassiopeia about 9,500 light years from Earth. NGC 281 is home to IC 1590, a star cluster, and several Bok globules. Bok globules are areas of dark, dense dust found in HII regions. These dense areas ungo gravitaional collapse which in turn forms double stars or multiple star systems. Imaged from Ocala, FL
Website
http://coatesastrophotography.blogspot.com/
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