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Pacman Nebula NGC281   © Ken Crawford      Rancho Del Sol Observatory  MPC G67
Image Exposure Details
Filter Exposures
Clear/ Lum 0 minutes
Red 80 minutes
Green 80 minutes
Blue 80 minutes
Ha 5nm 480 minutes
OIII 3nm. 480 minutes
SII 5nm 360 minutes

NGC281 also known as the Pacman nebula. The young, massive stars that are powering the nebulas glow are part of a cluster cataloged as IC 1590. The dense dust formations that are seen below are called Bok Globules and are seen as silhouettes.
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This is a two frame mosaic using narrowband filters for Hydrogen - OIII - SII and RGB data for star colors.

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