Pacman Nebula
Photographed by Scott Davis on September 7, 2013
From Eastman Lake, California
The Pacman Nebula, catalogued as NGC 281, is a Hyrdrogen Emission Nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. It is estimated to be at a distance of 9,500 light years from Earth.
Imaging Camera:
Canon EOS 60D
Imaging Scope/Lens:
Orion Astrograph 8" f/3.9 Newtonian
Celestron CGEM (Hypertuned)
Guide Scope/Camera:
Orion Shorttube 80mm w/ Starshoot Autoguider
Exposure Details:
Camera settings were ISO 1600 with 90-second exposures. A total of 36 light frames, 15 dark frames, and 40 each of flat, dark flat, and bias frames were stacked to create this final image. Total integration time 54 minutes.

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