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    Default NGC 281 (Pacman) in HaLRGB



    I last imaged this one in 2012 with my old 350D. It was time to update it.

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    Total integration time: 168 minutes

    HaLRGB-p1-1000px.jpg

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    Default Re: NGC 281 (Pacman) in HaLRGB

    First impressions - 10/10. Great work. Would worry Hubble ST team, its that good.

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    Default Re: NGC 281 (Pacman) in HaLRGB

    Kathy, Wonderful work! CaleyAnn
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    Default Re: NGC 281 (Pacman) in HaLRGB

    Nice work Kathy.
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    Default Re: NGC 281 (Pacman) in HaLRGB

    Wonderful! Great job, Kathy!
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    Default Re: NGC 281 (Pacman) in HaLRGB

    That's looking pretty good.
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    Default Re: NGC 281 (Pacman) in HaLRGB

    Beautiful!
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    I've got a lot of catching up to do! Lovely image
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    Default Re: NGC 281 (Pacman) in HaLRGB

    Absolutely a fine Pacman! You created a fine image Kathy. Its awesome what members of this forum are capable of! Very talented AP folks!

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    Default Re: NGC 281 (Pacman) in HaLRGB

    Nicely done, Kathy. Thanks for sharing. Clear skies.
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