ngc281 PacMan nebula_Comet Hartley 103P.jpg | Everton Allen

Everton Allen
Location of photo
Home, Perrysburg, Ohio
Date/Time of photo
October 1, 2010, 12:20 AM
Orion 80mm ED Apo Refractor mounted on 10" Meade LX200. Camera: Canon 40D modified for Ha sensitivity 4 x 4 minute sub exposures combined with Registax and finished processing in Photoshop.
Nebula Eats Comet. Comet Hartley 103P passes within a degree of the Pac Man nebula, NGC 281 on October, 1, 2010. With the problem of light pollution at my location, I used a UHC filter to darken the sky and enhance the nebula and comet. The faint blue-green glow of the comet contrasts nicely with the red hydrogen clouds in the nebula.