September 4, 2022

A wide-field view of the Pacman Nebula (NGC 281, IC11, Sh20184) in Cassiopeia (Ha + OIII), about 9500 lightyears away. The massive star on the right is α Cassiopeiae (or "alpha Cass" if you're on friendly terms) which makes up the right lower point of the W asterism of the constellation Cassiopeia. The bright star at the top is eta Cass, a binary star system that's only about 20 lightyears away from us, downright neighborly, and is not part of the W asterism.