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This composite image of the star cluster NGC 28 contains X-ray data from Chandra, in purple, with infrared observations from Spitzer, in red, green, blue. NGC 281 is known informally as the 'Pacman Nebula' because of its appearance in optical images.
This composite image of the star cluster NGC 28 contains X-ray data from Chandra, in purple, with infrared observations from Spitzer, in red, green, blue. NGC 281 is known informally as the 'Pacman Nebula' because of its appearance in optical images.

The 'Pacman Nebula'

This composite image of the star cluster NGC 28 contains X-ray data from Chandra, in purple, with infrared observations from Spitzer, in red, green, blue. NGC 281 is known informally as the 'Pacman Nebula' because of its appearance in optical images.

Target: NGC 281
Mission: Chandra X-Ray Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Chandra X-Ray Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Chandra X-Ray Telescope, Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
ID#: PIA14731
Added: 2011-09-28

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The 'Pacman Nebula'

This composite image of the star cluster NGC 28 contains X-ray data from Chandra, in purple, with infrared observations from Spitzer, in red, green, blue. NGC 281 is known informally as the 'Pacman Nebula' because of its appearance in optical images.

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