This image shows the NGC281 nebula, sometimes referred to as Pacman nebula. In ordinary colours of the visible light spectrum, it looks rather dreary. The HST palette used here, which in the opinion of the photographer shows more of the vibrant beauty of this nebula.
Born digital photograph entitled 'NGC281 Pacman' by Andriy Borovkov taken in Elmshorn, Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein State, Germany on 18th August 2016.
Taken with UNC 30512 305 mm f/4 reflector telescope, Sky-Watcher EQ8 mount, Moravian Instruments G2-8300 Mono CCD camera, 25-hour total exposure.
Highly Commended in Stars & Nebulae category of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017.
Object number: ZBA8782
- Image reference: ABO0002
- © Andriy Borovkov. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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