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IC2118

Witch Head nebula
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IC2118 it's a reflection nebula in Eridanus also known as NGC1909. It glows by light reflected from Rigel, a blue giant in Orion constellation.
The estimated distance is 685 l.y. and it's the part of the nebular complex of Orion facing us.
In the annotated version there are about 80 galaxies in the background, listed in the catalogs NGC and PGC.

RGB data kindly provided by Davide Coverta.
 

Optic
FSQ106 f/5
Camera
SBIG 11000
Filters
Baader L, R, G, B 36mm,
Mount
Paramount PME
Guide
On board
Frame center
RA: 05h 03m 55s DEC:-7° 45' 34" J2000
Date
30th November 2013
Site
Mayhill, NM, USA
Exposures
L - 12 panels from DSS 60'x60'
R - 6x300s
G - 6x300s
B - 6x300s

Integration time - RGB 1h 30m
Notes
DSS framing planned with Mosaic Maker








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