IC2220 Toby Jug Nebula

IC 2220 Reflection Nebula in Carina

IC2220 also known as the Toby Jug nebula is a bright reflection nebula located about 1200 light-years away in the constellation of Carina (The Ship's Keel).

The star HD 65750 with about 5 times the mass of the sun is in the latter stages of its life. At this point it's blowing off copious amounts of dust and gas, which are the illuminated by the star.

Image data: LRGB (120-150-150-150min), 80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803, Astrodon Gen2 filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile

Processing: Konstantin Buchhold








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