IC 2220 (Toby Jug Nebula)

IC 2220  (Toby Jug Nebula)

IC 2220 is a bright reflection nebula in Carina at about 1200 light years distance. The bright star in the nebula is nearing the end of its life and blowing off large amount of gas and dust, which is then illuminated by the red giant star. Similar to the nebulosity around Antares.

This image shows some background dust and several faint background galaxies.

F.O.V.   40 x 40 min of arc.

Telescope.   Orion Optics UK AG12.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.   33 x 600 sec.    April 2022.

Location.   Wiruna,  Ilford N.S.W.