The Toby Jug Nebula as seen with ESO's Very Large Telescope

Located about 1200 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation of Carina (The Ship’s Keel), the Toby Jug Nebula, more formally known as IC 2220, is an example of a reflection nebula. It is a cloud of gas and dust illuminated from within by the central star, designated HD 65750.

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Id:eso1343a
Type:Observation
Release date:9 October 2013, 12:00
Related releases:eso1343
Size:3368 x 3368 px

About the Object

Name:IC 2220
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
• X - Nebulae
Distance:1200 light years
Constellation:Carina

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Coordinates

Position (RA):7 56 51.33
Position (Dec):-59° 7' 31.28"
Field of view:7.06 x 7.06 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical
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