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Witch Head Nebula (NGC1909)


Witch Head Nebula is a reflection nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 1000 light years away in the constellation of Eridanus. It is referred to as NGC(1909) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. The Reflection Nebula's location is 05:02:00 (R.A.) and -7:54 (Dec.). .

Although situated in the Eridanusconstellation, the map below shows the Orion constellation because the Witch Head is located near to Rigel. Also the constellation of Orion is much easier to recognise.

Fact File


NameWitch Head Nebula
TypeReflection Nebula
NGC Id1909
ConstellationEridanus
TypeReflection Nebula
Right Ascension05:02:00
Declination-7:54
Distance (Lt.Yr)1000
Apparent Dimension13
Witch Head Nebula (NGC1909) Reflection Nebula in Eridanus