Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  Butterfly nebula  ·  IC2220

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    IC2220 (Toby Jug Nebula) region, GN 07.55.9, AGN 07.54.2; Carina, 



    
        

            Thomas V. Davis
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    IC2220 (Toby Jug Nebula) region, GN 07.55.9, AGN 07.54.2; Carina

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    Astrometry.net job: 2117981

    RA center: 7h 51' 59"

    DEC center: -59° 0' 20"

    Pixel scale: 2.979 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 173.444 degrees

    Field radius: 1.754 degrees


    Resolution: 3000x2997

    Data source: Own remote observatory

    Remote source: Riverland Dingo Observatory

    Description

    IC 2220 Toby Jug Nebula, GN 07.55.9, AGN 07.54.2; Carina
    Astro-Physics 155 EDF (155TCC) f/5.4 refractor
    KAF-16803 FLI Proline
    Total Exposure Time: 8+ hours, LRGB 140:120:100:140 minutes unbinned
    April-May 2010; RDO, Moorook, AU

    Comments: The bright yellow reflection nebula right of center has been called the Toby Jug Nebula. This image shows the expansive cloud of interstellar dust from which it is created.

    In examining the nebula IC 2220, Astronomers Paul Murdin, David Allen and astrophotographer David Malin coined the name "Toby Jug Nebula" for the object because of its shape as tankard of a type called Toby Jug. Another name given to this object is the Butterfly Nebula, owing to the similarity in appearance as a butterfly in flight.

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    IC2220 (Toby Jug Nebula) region, GN 07.55.9, AGN 07.54.2; Carina, 



    
        

            Thomas V. Davis