NGC281 Pacman Nebula
The Pacman nebula is a region of hydrogen-2 gas, about 100 lightyears across and 9500 lightyears from Earth. Open cluster IC1590 is in the center, and the dark regions are Blok globules, dense areas of cosmic dust. North is at the bottom.
Scope/Mount: AstroTech AT8RC 8" F8 Ritchey-Chretien with ATFF2 Field Flattener, Celestron CI-700 Mount

Camera: Orion StarShoot Pro V2 one-shot color
Guiding: Meade DSI Pro II through Orion ED80 on ADM side-by-side platform, PHD guiding software
Exposure: (6) 5 min and (30) 2 min.
Software: Nebulosity, PhotoShop
Comment: 10-18-14, Tierra del Sol, CA. Flexure problems forced me to discard most subs and switch to 2 minute exposures. Ouch!