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Steve Pastor

Location of Photo:

Mayhill, NM

Date/Time of photo:

16 Nov, 13, 15 Dec 2017 and 3 Oct, 5, 6, 10 Nov 2018


Takahashi CCA250 astrograph and QSI683wsg camera on a Paramount ME


NGC 281 is a H II emission nebula in Cassiopeia containing the open cluster IC 1590, which powers the ionization of the hydrogen gas. Large dust filaments as well as Bok globules, which may be the site of future star formation, can be seen. The image is a total of 5 hrs 20 min exposure in H-alpha and 10 hrs in Oxygen[III] light.


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