Witch Head Nebula

The Witch Head Nebula (IC 2118) is an extremely faint reflection nebula located in the Eridanus (The River) Constellation. Astronomers are still learning about this molecular cloud, but research indicates that the wind-swept appearance may have formed from stellar wind of nearby, highly luminous stars.

Credit:

Zdeněk Bardon/ESO

About the Image

Id:witchhead-ch17-bardon-cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:11 September 2017, 13:14
Size:2714 x 1827 px

About the Object

Name:IC 2118
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Distance:1000 light years
Category:Nebulae

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