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Toil and trouble

Soumyadeep Mukherjee from Kolkata, India

The Witch Head Nebula (IC 2118) is a reflection nebula in Eridanus about 900 light-years distant. In this image, the witch’s face is staring down at the bright star Rigel (Beta [β] Orionis), just outside of the frame. The image was taken over 11 hours and 40 minutes in LRGB filters with a 4.2-inch scope.

December 2023