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IC 2118 Rotated LRGB

IC 2118   Rotated   LRGB

IC 2118 (also NGC 1909 and CED 41) is a blue reflection nebula located approximately 1,000 light-years away in Eridanus. The ‘rays’ at the top right are from Rigel, the star that illuminates this dust.

Two frame mosaic with each panel containing:

Luminance – 12x600s – 120 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

480 minutes total exposure – 8 hours

Imaged over three nights in November and December, 2013 at the Danville Conservation Area (New Florence, Missouri) with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90EDT at f/6.7 603mm.

LRGB - http://www.flickr.co...631466/sizes/l/

(Note that I rotated this image 180 degrees)

I also imaged the area on December 26th with a Canon T2i with an f/3.5 50mm lens. The result of 31x180s exposures is an image approximately 20 x 16.5 degrees. IC 2118 is near the center of the image. It is very faint. The bright blue star near it is Rigel. This image should give you a feel for where this object is located in the sky.

DSLR Image – http://www.flickr.co...073993/sizes/l/

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