IC 2118 Witch Head Nebula

IC 2118 Witch Head Nebula

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The Witch Head Nebula IC 2118 IC 2118 is a broad swath of intergalactic dust stretching the width of eight moons. It reflects the brilliant young energy of nearby Rigel with a blue glow. Its suggestive shape lends the Witch Head Nebula its name and was captured with a total exposure time lasting a little over six hours under dark sky. This image was taken through a small 77mm Borg ED f4.3 refractor and a cooled ATK16HR camera.

Coordinates       :

Eridanus 05h 07’ -07deg 12’

Date Imaged       :

January 10 – 11, 2008

Lens       :

Borg 77ED at f4.3

Camera       :

Atik 16HR, Astronomik filters

Exposure       :

LRGB = 190:60:60:60 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines