NGC281 - The Pacman Nebula


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Found directly beneath the 'W' of Cassiopeia

Scope: AP155EDF Triplet Refractor w 4" Field Flattener and Robofocus 
Camera: Apogee U16M w Astrodon 5nm H-Alpha and OIII Filters
Mount: Paramount ME guided with Borg 60 and ST-402ME 
8 x 15 min h-alpha
26 x 15 min OIII

Acquired in CCDSoft5
Dark and Flat calibration, Alignment and Sigma Reject combine in Maxim
Curves, Contrast Adjustment, Levels in PS CS4

Synthetic Green Channel created using Noel's Tools in PS CS4 - AWESOME!

Flesherton, Ontario
Dec 2011