I had a
wonderful time at the Peach State Star Gaze this year - Seeing old friends and
meeting new ones under the dark skies at the Deerlick Astronomy Village. Also thanks again to Rich Simons of
Deep Sky Instruments for the use of his exceptional 10”Ritchey-ChrétienAstrograph. The optics and engineering of this
scope are simply amazing. NGC 281is an H II region in the constellation of Cassiopeia and part of the
Perseus Spiral Arm.