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Contains:  IC 2118, The star Rigel (βOri), The star λEri, The star τOri, The star ψEri, Witch Head nebula
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Witch Head Nebula, 


            Russell Valentine
Witch Head Nebula
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Witch Head Nebula

Technical card

Dates:Feb. 11, 2018

Frames: 8x180" bin 0x0

Integration: 0.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.57 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.70%

Basic astrometry details job: 1927492

RA center: 5h 8' 19"

DEC center: -7° 37' 55"

Pixel scale: 15.031 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 344.404 degrees

Field radius: 2.729 degrees

Resolution: 1000x842

Locations: Farpoint, Eskridge, Kansas, United States

Data source: Backyard


It is kind of sad, but my first try at this nebula. By the time I got my gear set up it was already pretty low in the sky. I could only take 8 exposures before it was too low that my view was obstructed.



Russell Valentine
License: Attribution Creative Commons

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Witch Head Nebula, 


            Russell Valentine