Astrophotography by Mario Cogo

IC2118 The Witch Head Nebula (Eridanus)

The Witch Head Nebula 

IC2118 o Nebulosa Testa di Strega una debole nebulosa a riflessione dal colore azzurrognolo che dista circa 685 anni luce da noi.

Situata al confine tra le costellazioni di Eridano e Orione riflette la luce della vicina stella Rigel (beta Orionis).

- Date / Location : 25-26/08/2017 & 01-02/09/2019  from Tivoli Southern Sky Guest Farm "Namibia"
- Lens / Camera : Takahashi FSQ 106 ED f/5 - EOS 60D Central DS (Baader Modified)
- Mount / Guide : Astro-Physics 1200 GTO / AP Mach1-  Lacerta Mgen stand alone autoguider on 9x50 Finderscope
- Exposure Time : 2 Panel mosaic - Exposures of  1,3,8 Min. (13 hours total)  @ 1600 Iso, No Dark - Yes Flat.
- Processing : Image Plus(Calibration), Registar(Alignment), PS6, Image Plus, Starnet++, SpikePro4(Process)
- Note : Excellent Trasparency - Temp Min. + 1C  / Max. +9C - SQM-L 22,04 / 22,14

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