This is NGC 281, The Pacman Nebula. It is located in Cassiopeia just below the star Shedar. It is 5545 light years from earth and can be seen year-round in the northern sky. You definitely need a telescope to observe it and it was one of the first objects I attempted to photograph back in January of ‘22. For this photo, I used the Hα, Hβ, OIII and SII filters. Unfortunately the center of the nebula is a bit blown out but other than that the colors turned out very well.
See below for the difference between Jan 2022 and Aug 2023
@Ramona Softich-Gaines: Thanks. this has been a tough target for me for a long time. I will try to zoom in on it if I can ever get the 6-inch scope working again because there is some very fine detail in it I would like to bring out.