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Contains:  IC 2118, Part of the constellation Eridanus (Eri), The star 62Eri, The star 63Eri, The star Cursa (βEri), The star λEri, The star ψEri, Witch Head nebula
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            Edoardo Luca Radi...
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Leitz Elmarit-R 180mm f/2.8

Imaging cameras: Canon 350D Baader

Mounts: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer

Software: Pixinsight

Filters: Astronomik CLS Canon EOS Clip

Accessory: Phottix Intervallometer for Canon

Dates:Jan. 23, 2015

Frames:Astronomik CLS Canon EOS Clip: 74x180" ISO1600

Integration: 3.7 hours

Darks: ~10

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 3.37 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.29%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Temperature: -6.00

Basic astrometry details job: 520190

RA center: 5h 3' 37"

DEC center: -8° 16' 58"

Pixel scale: 7.323 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.583 degrees

Field radius: 4.019 degrees

Resolution: 2187x3290

Locations: Bazena - Passo Crocedomini, Breno, Brescia, Italy


After the failed attempt made in December described in my Missed! picture I finally managed to catch this elusive nebula: IC 2118 The Witch Head Nebula.

Despite the quite long exposure, the S/N ratio is lower than I expected due to the strong light pollution.
I suspect that this is the maximum that I can ask to my sky with this setup.

Dopo il fallimento del tentativo fatto in dicembre e descritto nella mia immagine Missed!, finalmente sono riuscito a riprendere questa elusiva nebulosa: IC 2118 La Nebulosa Testa di strega.

Nonostante l'esposizione piuttosto lunga, il rapporto S / N è inferiore a quello che mi aspettavo probabilmente a causa del forte inquinamento luminoso.
Ho il sospetto che questo sia il massimo che posso chiedere al cielo nostrano con questo setup.



Edoardo Luca Radi...
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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