The Toby Jug Nebula (IC 2220) in Carina

Posted by SERGIO EGUIVAR
on Sunday, December 16, 2012

IC 2220 is considered as a reflection nebula. The red giant star HD 65750 ejects material and gas which is reflected by the star. It is thought that the material is distributed via magnetic fields, electric fields or the rotation of the central star giving an irregular shape. Astro photographer David Malin called this object the Toby Jug Nebula after the ornamental English drinking vessel or beer mug. For some others the shape resembles a similarity with a flying butterfly.

The image was taken with an 6 inches Orion Optics UK and a QSI 583 WS riding in a NEQ6 mount 100 km north from Buenos Aires Argentina. Total exposure time used LRGB (60,30,20,30)

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