These earthly godfathers of Heaven's lights, that give a name to every fixed star, have no more profit of their shining nights than those that walk and know not what they are.

— William Shakespeare

NGC281

NGC281 Pacman Nebula

This is an image of the Pacman Nebula taken with LCMY FILTERS, Luminance, Cyan, Majenta and Yellow photographic filters, color adjusted in PS6.  2 HOURS total exposure

NGC281  Pacman Nebula

NGC281 Pacman

Monday night was another great, clear, windless night for imaging.  I spent 2 1/2 hours collecting 5 min images in Ha of the Pacman which is located in Cassiopeia, again while watching the S.F. Giants beat the Texas Rangers.  Tracking was right on. 

NGC281 Pacman

Pac man Nebula

The pacman nebula, NGC 281 in Cassipea last night.
Real high in the sky around 11pm. Two hour exposure.
Notice the globules in the upper left section of the nebula.

Pac man Nebula