Imaging telescope or lens: Skywatcher Explorer 200PDS
Imaging camera: QHYCCD QHY9M
Mount: Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO Synscan
Guiding telescope or lens: Skywatcher 9x50 finderscope
Guiding camera: QHYCCD QHY5L-IIc
Focal reducer: Baader MPCC Mk III
Dates: Oct. 3, 2016
Integration: 4.6 hours
Avg. Moon age: 2.26 days
Avg. Moon phase: 5.67%
Astrometry.net job: 1266092
RA center: 299.946 degrees
DEC center: 35.250 degrees
Pixel scale: 1.108 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 175.836 degrees
Field radius: 0.622 degrees
Locations: Puolivälinkangas - Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Edit2: Here's a video tour from Earth to Cygnus X-1: Youtube
Edit: I've marked the location of Cygnus X-1. It is a strong X-ray source identified in 1962 as a binary star system, with the black hole orbiting the star HDE 226868.
I think this my first Sharpless nebula. It was fairly easy to process, although it would've benefited from longer exposures and ofc Ha.
wiki: Sharpless 101 (Sh2-101) is a H II region emission nebula located in the constellation Cygnus. It is sometimes also called the Tulip Nebula because it appears to resemble the outline of a tulip when imaged photographically. It was catalogued by astronomer Stewart Sharpless in his 1959 catalog of nebulae. It lies at a distance of about 6,000 light-years (5.7×1016 km; 3.5×1016 mi) from Earth.
Sh2-101, at least in the field seen from earth, is in close proximity to microquasar Cygnus X-1, site of one of the first suspected black holes. Cygnus X-1 is the brighter of the two stars (lower star) in close vertical proximity just to the right of Sh2-101 in the image presented here.
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