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The Tulip Nebula, 





    
        

            Gabe Shaughnessy
The Tulip Nebula

The Tulip Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 3188x2564

Dates:June 27, 2018July 2, 2018July 10, 2018

Frames:
Ha 3nm: 15x900" bin 1x1
Astrodon LRGB CCD Imaging Filters (E-Series), Gen2: 45x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 7.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.74 days

Avg. Moon phase: 64.59%

Astrometry.net job: 2172411

RA center: 299.991 degrees

DEC center: 35.317 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.020 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 3.445 degrees

Field radius: 0.580 degrees

Data source: Backyard

Description

Resembling a tulip, Sharpless 101 is an emission nebula in Cygnus about 6000 ly away. To the right of it is Cygnus X-1, a very strong X-ray source and widely believed to be a Black Hole candidate. The visible star is SAO69181 and orbits the black hole. The in-falling matter from the star is heated to millions of degrees, producing X-rays.

This image is a combination of H-alpha and RGB.

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Gabe Shaughnessy
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons
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The Tulip Nebula, 





    
        

            Gabe Shaughnessy