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Toby Jug Nebula: The bipolar Reflection Nebula is created by the fierce eruptions of the bright central star. Its name is derived from the shape of an old English drinking vessel, which it seems to resemble

The image was taken at the IAS astronomical site at the Hakos farm in Namibia.

Object Toby Jug Nebula
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation IC 2220
Constellation Carina
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/9 in corrected secondary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 10min each Baader LRGB filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing Maxim DL5, CCD Stack, Photoshop. Color Code L,R,G,B
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 2 Apr 2011
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