Object: the Pack Man Nebula NGC 281 Constell: CAS RA: 00h 5.28m Decl: +56° 37.0' Epoch: 2000 Mag: Size: Type: Observer: Jere Kahanpää Obs. place: Jyväskylä, Finland Date/Time: 14./15.10.1993, 00.00 Telescope: N 205/1000 Magn: 40x Filter: O-III Field: 60' NE Lim.mag: 5.5m Background sky: 2-3 Seeing: 2 Weather: Good but cold. Brightness: 3 Alt: 80° Description: A beautiful but not very bright nebula. No real cluster involved even if this is catalogued as a 'cl+nb'. The central star is Burnham 1. Several brightenings, the easiest W of Burnham 1, SSE and especially E-NNE. All edges but the SW are very diffuse. The dark intrusion from SW is better defined with quite sharp edges.