IC 2118 is a reflection nebula
that is comonly known as the Witch Head Nebula due to its resemblance
to a classic fairy tale crone. It lies approximately 800 light years
away in the constellation of Eridanus. It spans 70 light years and
is illuminated by the nearby blue supergiant star - Rigel.
IC 2118 is believed to be an ancient
supernova remnant that is currently in the process of forming new