Pacman Nebula

Designation: NGC 281 / Sh2-184 / IC 11
Hemisphere: Northern
Constellation: Cassiopeia
Distance: 9,500 light years
Object type: Emission nebula


The Pacman Nebula is a bright emission nebula, a cosmic cloud of space gas located in the constellation Cassiopeia, approx. 9,500 light years from Earth. The name comes from the bizarre resemblance to the classic video games from the ’80s.


Mount: Celestron Evolution
Main Telescope: William Optics ZS73EDii
Main camera: ZWO ASI183MC-Pro
Main camera filter: Optolong L-eNhance

Acquisition details

Total integration time: 3 hours
Acquisition software: SharpCap Pro
Processing software: APP – PixInsight
Location: Luxembourg

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