Equipment and other photo info:
Picture taken on October 5th, 2008.
Location: Petrova gora, Croatia, Europe
Skywatcher ED80 @ f/7.5, Canon EOS 300D 16x480sec @ ISO800
Guiding with Maksutov 90/1250 + QHY5 guiding camera (PHD Guiding)
Mount: EQ6 Vis upgreded to EQ6 SynScan
Processing software: DeepSkyStacker, PixInsight 1.0LE, Photoshop CS3
NGC281 is a red diffused nebula about 2 degrees east of alpha Cas. Though almost all of diffused nebulae emitting the reddish spectra by the activated hydrogen molecule can hardly be detected with our naked eyes, NGC281 is fairly bright, and you can appreciate its dimmed shape with binoculars in the extremely good conditioned sky. The constellation of Cassiopeia is located in the autumn’s Milky Way, and has various attractive and photographed objects including the nebula.
More information about this object at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_281