IC2118 Witch Head Nebula

The Witch Head Nebula Quek Zong Ye, Singapore. Equipment: QHY16200 CCD camera, Takahashi Epsilon 180ED refractor, Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 mount.

Quek Zong Ye


Takahashi Epsilon 180ed coupled with a QHY16200 Coold CCD camera mounted on skywatcher AZ-EQ6

Definitely one of my favorite Deep Sky Object. and one of those which looks exactly like it’s named after. one can easily see a face of a screaming Witch agasint the starry background.
A textbook example of how the human mind would try to perceive familiar shapes and faces from otherwise totally random patterns.