NGC281 - The Pacman Nebula

Credits: Keith Turnecliff, Long Itchington

NGC281 is an open cluster involved in an emission nebula some 10,000 light years from the Sun.

Facts about NGC281 by Keith Turnecliff

This object is known as the Pac-Man Nebula because of its resemblance to the character in the video game.

This star chart represents a view from Long Itchington for early November at 10pm.
Credits: Image courtesy of Starry Night Pro Plus 8, researched and implemented by Keith Turnecliff.