IC 2118   Reflection Nebula


IC 2118 (also known as Witch Head Nebula due to its shape) is an EXTREMELY FAINT reflection nebula believed to be an ancient supernova remnant or gas cloud illuminated by nearby supergiant star Rigel in Orion. It lies in the Eridanus constellation, about 900 light-years from Earth. The nature of the dust particles, reflecting blue light better than red.

Technical Data

Bortle Scale / SQM-L Bortle 4/5  / ---
Period  January 2017
Primary Scope  Takahashi FSQ 106/381
Camera CCD  KAF-8300
Mount NEQ6
Total Exposure Time 5h
Composition LRGB
Location Val Imagna (Bergamo) Italy


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