NGC281- "Pacman Nebula" in Cassiopeia

Telescope: Orion 120ED @f/7.5
Camera: Atik 16HR w/Hydrogen Alpha filter
Mount: CG11 w/Gemini
Guiding: Orion SSAG on 300mm lens (piggybacked on scope)

24 @ 5 min.


Images were focused, captured, and aligned with MaximDL. The combined image was adjusted (Levels, Curves) in Photoshop CS. Grain Surgery was applied to smooth the image.


My backyard observatory in southeastern Minnesota (8/1/08).
Note: Seeing was slightly better than average; humidity was high. Temperature: 55F

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