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A shot of NGC 281 (Pacman nebula) taken last night from the back garden.

Astrophotography, astronomy, edĚ, H II regions, Sharpless, Cassiopeia constellation

NGC 281 is an H II region 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. Colloquially, NGC 281 is also known as the Pacman Nebula for its resemblance to the video game character.

 
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