Deep Sky Object in Winter
IC2118 (Reflection Nebula in Eridanus)


Date & Time: Mar 22 2014, from 19:29 to 20:08 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 5 minutes exposed
Optical: TAMRON SP f=300mmF2.8, Aperture: F3.2
with Astronomik CLS-CCD filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 550D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)
Sensitivity...ISO1600




IC2118 / Reflection Nebula, type 3 R
R.A.05h 06m 54.0s (2000.0)
Dec.-07° 13' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size180'
Real SizeN/A
Magnitude -
DistanceN/A
Other IDsLBN959
IC2118 is an extraordinary faint reflection nebula distributed just west of Rigel, beta Ori. The nebula is reflecting the light of Rigel, but IC2118 belongs to a neighbored constellation of Eridanus.
The nebula has a shape of like a crescent with a length of about 3 degrees in north-south direction. And IC2118 associates the face of aged-witch with its chin turned-up, so the nebula has a comical nickname of "The witch's face".




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