Antilhue - Chile

IC 2118 - Witchhead nebula
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Designation IC 2118,  Witch Head Nebula
Object type Reflection nebula
Coordinates 05h07min  -0713'  ( Eridanus ) 
Description Rigel (Beta Orionis) is illuminating this large reflection nebula and causing it to shine in the characteristic irregular shape that gave it its popular name.  The Witch Head nebula was discovered photographically by Max Wolf in 1909.
Exposure LRGB 60:60:60:135 min @ -15C  -  unbinned
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided + CFW-8 with Astronomik Type II filter set.
Optics Astro-Physics Traveler AP105EDF with CCDT67 reducer (452mm focal length - f/4.3)
Mount Astro-Physics AP900GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, DeBloomer, Sigma Pre Beta 11, Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 20+21Dec2003 - 04:30 UTC (RGB) resp. 02:00 UTC (L)
Conditions Transparency 6,  Seeing 6, Temperature +13C