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Catalogue and alternative designations IC 2220, Toby Jug Nebula


Type Reflection Nebula 
Position 07 56.8, -59 07
Constellation Carina
Camera and Telescope STXL16200 and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB exposure with Astrodon filters. Luminance = 165 minutes (binned 1x1), Red= Green=Blue= 50 minutes (binned 2x2)
Description This bipolar reflection nebula is at a distance of 1200 light years. The central star illuminating the nebula is the red giant HD65750 giving it a reddish yellow colour. The "Toby Jug" name was suggested by astronomers David Malin, David Allen and Paul Murdin because its shape vaguely resembles the Toby Jug drinking tankard. Several small galaxies are visible and there is also faint dust nebulosity.