IC 2118 Witch Head Nebula in Eridanus

IC 2118 Witch Head Nebula in Eridanus
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IC 2118 Witch Head Nebula in Eridanus

2-pane mosaic taken with CHI-4. Each pane comprises of 4 x 10m Luminance, 2 x 10m Red, 2 x 10m Green and 4 x 10m Blue. This is a very 'monochromatic' colour image as this extensive nebula is being illuminated by the very bright blue star Rigel in Orion. The proximity of Rigel means that there is some light scatter across the frames but this is relatively easy to remove. The Witch's face is more obvious if the image is rotated clockwise by 90 degrees!
SPECIFICATIONS
Telescope ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telescope
CHI-4
Camera ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Camera
FLI PL16803 CCD camera
Location ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Location
El Sauce Observatory, Rio Hurtado, Chile
Date of observation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Date of observation
09-11 January 2021
Filters ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Filters
Astrodon LRGB
Processing ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Processing
Maxim DL, Photoshop, PixInsight
Credits ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Credits
Telescope Live / Nik Szymanek
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