IC 2118  -  Witch Head Nebula

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Object identification (3.9MB)

Object data of IC2118

Object type: Reflection nebula
Size: 180' x 60'
Magnitude: -
Constellation: Eri
Distance: 1,000 Ly
Notes: IC 2118 (also known as Witch Head Nebula due to its shape), is a faint reflection nebula illuminated by nearby supergiant star Rigel. 

Exposure data

Date: 2015-10-10
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L @ f/3.5 + mechanical stopper
Camera: EOS6D (ISO1600)
Mount: Astrotrac TT320X
Exposure time: 64x2min
Exposure time total: 2h08min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner, Justin Kabaus)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl