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 is blowing off large amount of gas and dust, which is then illuminated by the red giant star.

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

F. O.V.   Cropped to 77% of the 25 x 25 min of arc FOV.

Telescope.   16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.   S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Dates    11 x 900 sec.  +  9 x 900 sec.    Jan. 2015,   Mar. 2018.

Location.   (Wiruna)  Ilford  N.S.W.