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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.
Baader L, R, G, B 36mm
RA 05:03:55 DEC -07:45:34 J2000
30th November 2014
Mayhill, NM, USA
L - 12 panels from DSS R - 6x300s G - 6x300s B - 6x300s
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