NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula

Introduction | Map | Sketch | My Best Own Photos | My Own Observations | References || Appendix: My Own Photos

On this page I collect my observations of the galactic emission nebula NGC 281 (Pacman Nebula) in the constellation Cassiopeia.

 

Introduction

The galactic emission nebula NGC 281 (Pacman Nebula) is located in the constellation Cassiopeia. In the eVscope it is reddish and fits the field of view.

Size: 20' x 15' (Stoyan)
Distance: 9,500 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: * (Stoyan)

 

Map

NGC 281 (Pacman Nebula) in Cassiopeia is located close to the star Shedar. For orientation purposes, the Andromeda Galaxy M 31 is included in the map, as well as the Perseus Double Cluster NGC 884/869 and above it St 2, which, according to Stoyan, is a "must" for small telescopes. (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

Sketch

The sketch by Michael Vlasov (DeepSkyWatch.com) provides a rough impression of what I observed in autumn 2017: Sketch of NGC 457 (Pacman Nebula) by Michael Vlasov (Copyright © Michael Vlasov 2016)

Note: I only have the author's permission to link to the sketch.

 

My Best Own Photos

eVscope

         

NGC 281 - Aug 24, 2020

 

NGC 281 - Sep 7, 2020

 

NGC 281 - Sep 7, 2020

   

NGC 281 - Aug 24, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 281 - Sep 7, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 281 - Sep 7, 2020, photo on top processed

     

NGC 281 - Sep 12, 2020

 

NGC 281 - Sep 12, 2020, photo left processed

   
     

NGC 281 - Sep 12, 2020

 

NGC 281 - Sep 12, 2020, photo left processed

   

 

My Own Observations

Observations February 2020

Observations August to October 2020

 

References

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Appendix: My Own Photos

eVscope

         

NGC 281 - Feb 6, 2020

 

NGC 281 - Aug 24, 2020

 

NGC 281 - Aug 24, 2020

     
   

NGC 281 - Aug 24, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 281 - Aug 24, 2020, photo on top processed

   

NGC 281 - Sep 7, 2020

 

NGC 281 - Sep 7, 2020

 

NGC 281 - Sep 12, 2020

   

NGC 281 - Sep 7, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 281 - Sep 7, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 281 - Sep 12, 2020, photo on top processed

     

NGC 281 - Sep 12, 2020

 

NGC 281 - Sep 15, 2020

   
     

NGC 281 - Sep 12, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 281 - Sep 15, 2020, photo on top processed

   
   

NGC 281 - Oct 19, 2020

 

NGC 281 - Oct 19, 2020

 

NGC 281 - Oct 19, 2020

   

NGC 281 - Oct 19, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 281 - Oct 19, 2020, photo on top processed

 

NGC 281 - Oct 19, 2020, photo on top processed