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The Witch Head, IC 2118, 



    
        

            Russ Carpenter
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The Witch Head, IC 2118

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The Witch Head, IC 2118, 



    
        

            Russ Carpenter
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The Witch Head, IC 2118

Technical card

Dates:Nov. 28, 2019

Frames: 15x600" (2h 30')

Integration: 2h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 1.95 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.24%


Astrometry.net job: 3099403

RA center: 5h 2' 57"

DEC center: -7° 48' 45"

Pixel scale: 6.300 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.492 degrees

Field radius: 3.157 degrees


Resolution: 2402x2690

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope

Description

Here is a fine view of the Witch Head Nebula, buried in an intense field of stars and nebulosity. I cropped the image to avoid Rigel, but its glare is visible along the left edge. This is an RGB image.

Tech Notes:
Nikon 200mm lens, f/2
10 Micron GM1000HPs Robotic Mount
FLI Microline 16200 CCD Camera, 6mm pixel
Processing with PixInsight and Affinity Photo

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The Witch Head, IC 2118, 



    
        

            Russ Carpenter