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  IC 2118: Cederblad 41, The Witch head Nebula  

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IC 2118: Cederblad 41, The Witch head Nebula
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Another absolutely mesmerizing image by Robert Gendler comprised of 10 separate exposures totaling 30 hours.The beautiful starfield can only really be appreciated at full size.

A classic reflection nebula, IC 2118 lies 2 degrees northwest of the bright Class B supergiant Rigel which is thought to be the source of illumination for the nebula. The distance to IC2118 has been reported to be 700 light years away from us.

Image Credit: Robert Gendler.

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::Hottrockin
01/08/10 12:26 AM GMT
Grand colours really give this a nifty mood!!
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Why do the pictures come out square when the lens is round??
.Jhihmoac
01/08/10 6:39 PM GMT
...And of course, I like the title! Thanks for sharing...
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.Eubeen
01/10/10 7:41 PM GMT
Have to agree with you on the beauty of the image. Fantastic colours.
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.lovesred
01/11/10 6:44 AM GMT
love the colours here, great photo
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thanks for sharing
.Mythmaker
01/11/10 6:52 AM GMT
Great detail and cool colours and a thorough sense of wonder evoked.
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