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.
|Bortle Scale / SQM-L||Bortle 4/5 / ---|
|Primary Scope||Takahashi FSQ 106/381|
|Total Exposure Time||5h|
|Location||Val Imagna (Bergamo) Italy|
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