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NGC 281 Pac-Man Nebula

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#1 SeanStaresatStars

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Posted 21 October 2020 - 11:05 AM

This has been somewhat of a nemesis of mine lately. After finding the C33 the other night I was inspired to give this another go armed with a little bit more patience. Thanks to wind and conditions we finally had a one hour window with no smoke above. 

 

NGC 281 The Pac-Man Nebula

 

Invisible without filter. Barely directly visible with Ultrablock filter on. With averted vision I was able to sketch more of the details and see some of the divisions and edges. The lower "jaw" was easier to see, and seeing the edges of the upper portion of the "pac-man" shape was harder to pin down. Worked on adjusting pressure with the stump to create that "fade" into the background. 

 

10" Dob with 14mm ES82 and Orion Ultrablock Filter

 T-4/5 S-3/5. 

 

Pastel and Charcoal on black paper. 

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#2 frank5817

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Posted 21 October 2020 - 11:14 AM

Sean,

 

 This is a very fine sketch of NGC 281. I see it in my 10 inch scope but not as well as you do.

 

Frank :)


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Posted 22 October 2020 - 11:32 AM

Sean,

 

Very good sketch of NGC 281 (Pac-Man Nebula) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Tom



#4 Randolph Jay

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 10:01 AM

Great Sketch!

Regards,

Randolph


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Posted 23 October 2020 - 10:08 AM

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