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)
Exposures:

24 @ 5 min.

Processing:

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.

Location:

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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