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IC 2118 "The Witch Head Nebula"

About this object

IC2118, the Witch Head Nebula, lies near the bright star Rigel in the constellation Orion. The nebula is primarily a reflection nebula with dust grains reflecting the light from Rigel, which is off the image frame to the right. The Witch Head Nebula lies approx 1000 light years distant. For a wider field of view and to get a perspective of where IC2118 is in relation to Orion, click here.
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