Pac­man Neb­ula NGC 281​ in Cassiopeia

NGC 281 is an H II region in the con­stel­la­tion of Cas­si­opeia. It includes the open cluster IC 1590, the mul­tiple star HD 5005, and sev­er­al Bok glob­ules. Col­lo­qui­ally, NGC 281 is also known as the Pac­man Neb­ula for its resemb­lance to the video game char­ac­ter. The dis­tance from earth is estim­ated about 7500 light-years.

[descrip­tion from wikipedia]

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RCOS 14.5″ f/​8
ASA DDM85
Apo­gee U16M
Astro­don Gen2
HaOIIILRGB 600:640:180:180:180:180 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart Pac­man Neb­ula in Cassiopeia

Pacman Nebula Sky Chart - Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

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