NGC 281


Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Nebula Cas 00h52.8 +56°36' 35'x30' 8 9.5 Kly

NGC 281 is an emission nebula in the constellation of Cassiopeia and part of the Perseus Spiral Arm. It includes the open cluster IC 1590, the multiple star HD 5005, and several Bok globules. NGC 281 is also known as the Pacman Nebula for its resemblance to the video game character.

NGC 281 emission nebula

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
Oct 5, 2002 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
R,G,B 300
LRGB, Max Entropy