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.