NGC 281

What looked to be a promising evening tempted me to try for NGC 281 which is known as The Pacman Nebula in Cassiopeia. I was surprised at how bright it was when I found a 60 second iso800 exposure was sufficient to detect it easily. With a fairly good sky I started a series of 10 minute subs but was soon disappointed as cloud quickly ruined things and I had to settle for only four useable exposures. There is obviously some potential for a deeper image when conditions are better. Details: WO Megrez 88+ MPCC 4x 10 minute exposures @ iso800 with CLS in DSS & XAT Image optimiser.

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