NGC281 is the designation for a cluster of high mass stars that are 'only' 6,500 light-years away. They are also elevated from the galactic plane, making for easier observation. A thick band of dark cosmic dusk creates the illusion of a gaping mouth on what is called the Pacman Nebula.
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|Telescope:||Celestron EdgeHD 9.25|
|Captured:||2022-10-02 to 2022-10-02|
|Total exposure:||5 h|
|Ra:||0h 52m 25.8s|
|Dec:||+56° 35' 27.265|
|Size:||26.591 x 35.638 arcmin|