NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula

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NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula


Post by bradleybcraig » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:12 am

HOO Pacman Nebula.jpg
NGC 281

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Re: NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula


Post by bobharmony » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:02 am

Very sharp and detailed - great job, as usual!

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Re: NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula


Post by bladekeeper » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:58 am

Holy cow! That is a beautiful Pacman, Brad! The detail in the dust lane is amazing.

Excellent work, sir!
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Re: NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula


Post by Graeme1858 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:31 am

Is it just me or is the Say Thanks thumbs up icon missing on each post of this thread?

Anyway, thanks Brad, great Pacman image!


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Re: NGC 281 - Pacman Nebula


Post by Micke187 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:19 am

A Beautiful pac-man!
Great work!
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