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NGC 281



 

Object:

NGC 281: Pacman Nebula in Cassiopeia

RA = 0 hr 53 min; Dec = +56 deg 37 min

Date & Site:
Equipment:

Telescope:Takahasahi Sky 90 (408 fl F4.5)
Mount: Losmandy G-11 with Gemini
Camera: ST-10XME; CFW10 with Astrodon filters

Notes:

Exposures: Ha: 3 hrs

FOV = 126 x 85 arc minutes

NGC 281 is a star cluster associated with nebulosity.  The young, blue central stars are being formed from the surrounding gas, which emits Ha light after being excited by stellar radiation.  This region shows prominent Bok Globules in the central portion of this image. Located 9,500 light years away

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