IC 2220  -  Toby Jug Nebula

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Object data of IC2220

Object type: Reflection nebula
Size: 6' x 4'
Magnitude: -
Constellation: Car
Distance: 1,200 Ly
Notes: The reflection nebula IC 2220 surrounds the cool red giant star HD 65750. IC2220 is also known as the Toby Jug Nebula, named by astronomers P. Murdin, D. Allen and D. Malin because of its resemblence to the shape of an tankard called a Toby Jug.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-02-24 + 2014-02-25 + 2014-02-26
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: TEC RC 20" f/9 without corrector (f=4492mm)
Camera: FLI PL16803 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600GTO
Exposure time: L 29x6min / R 8x6min / G 8x6min / B 8x6min
Exposure time total: 5h 18min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl