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Contains:  Witch Head nebula, IC 2118, The star λEri, The star ψEri
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The Witch Head Nebula - IC 2118, 





    
        

            David McGarvey
The Witch Head Nebula - IC 2118

The Witch Head Nebula - IC 2118

Technical card

Resolution: 3253x4314

Dates:Oct. 5, 2019

Frames: 28x180"

Integration: 1.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 47.91%

Astrometry.net job: 2972992

RA center: 5h 3' 32"

DEC center: -7° 30' 36"

Pixel scale: 4.093 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 154.388 degrees

Field radius: 3.072

Locations: Back Yard, Westover, Pennsylvania, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Just in time for Halloween - The Witch Head Nebula. This gem lies near the super-giant star Rigel, the right "foot" of Orion. Captured from my back yard in central Pennsylvania on 10/5/19 - Bortle class 4 skies.

Nikon D750 (Stock)
Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 AI-S ED lens
f/2.8
ISO 1600
AstroTrac TT320X-AG - no guiding
Induro CLT404L Tripod

Acquisition:

28 x 180" exposures (84 mins. total integration time)

Processing:

RawTherapee, Deep Sky Stacker, RNC-Color-Stretch, Starnet++, & Photoshop.

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dmcgarvey
David McGarvey
License: None (All rights reserved)
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The Witch Head Nebula - IC 2118, 





    
        

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