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IC 2118 Witch Head Nebula, 


            Arvid Emtegren
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IC 2118 Witch Head Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron RASA 8"

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MC-Cool

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Ikharos™ 80mm F7 ED APO refraktor

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174MM Mini

Dates:Jan. 22, 2020

Frames: 37x180"

Integration: 1.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.92%

Astrometry.net job: 4240986

RA center: 5h 5' 55"

DEC center: -7° 10' 12"

Pixel scale: 1.964 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -174.419 degrees

Field radius: 1.561 degrees

Resolution: 3365x4626

Locations: Rönnhamn, Sundsvall, Sweden

Data source: Backyard


This data was collected over a year ago, but I never published it because I was not happy with the result. I decided to give it another go, and this is what I came up with. The object is challenging from 63N since it is very low in the sky, and not in a good direction for me.


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IC 2118 Witch Head Nebula, 


            Arvid Emtegren