Basic object information

Object name: NGC 281
Object type: Bright nebula
Size: 35.0'x30.0'
Object classification: E+*
Description: F,vL,dif,S triple * on np edge

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 00h 53m 00.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +56 37' 00"

Constellation: Cassiopeia

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 11/12.10.2004 22:20

Telescope: Newton 406/1830mm

Magn: 46x


Field: 59'

NE Lim.mag: 6.5

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 3

Height: 68
Visuality: III
Weather: +0C, good

Pretty bright and large nebula fills almost entire rich field. There are two clear dark lanes in the nebulosity. Much brighter in the middle. UHC filter helps a lot. Three tiny patches on the west side.