Witch head Nebula (IC2118)

Image taken at Clayton Bay, South Australia

Equipment - TSA102 and QSI683-8

Guiding - QSI OAG and SBIG ST-i.

LRGB-220 100 100 170(10 minute sub exposures for Lum and Blue; 5 minutes for Red and Green)

Darks, flats and biases applied

Processed in CCD stack and Photoshop CS6

Object - Located in the constellation of Eridanus this nebula is a reflection nebula which resembles a witches profile. It lies at a distance of around 900 light years from earth and is thought to be illuminated by the giant star Rigel in Orion.