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Sh2-101 Tulip Nebula in SHO - ASI1600MM - EdgeHD 9.25 - CEM60, 





    
        

            Rowland Archer

Sh2-101 Tulip Nebula in SHO - ASI1600MM - EdgeHD 9.25 - CEM60

Technical card

Resolution: 2834x2079

Dates:July 29, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon Narrowband Filters (3-5 nm) Astrodon 3nm Oiii: 106x300" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Narrowband Filters (3-5 nm) Astrodon 3nm Sii: 94x300" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon H-alpha 5nm: 96x300" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 24.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.58 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.52%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Mean SQM: 19.50

Astrometry.net job: 2909901

Locations: Home Observatory, Wake Forest, NC, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Here's the latest astro photo from Blueberry Hill. This time it's Sharpless 101, the Tulip Nebula. It's located in the constellation Cygnus (the Swan) and is a mere 6000 light years from Earth. It's an "emission nebula" which means the light areas are gas that is being ionized by stars and emitting light. The dark lanes at the base of the "flower" are dust clouds in front of the gas. If you look carefully you can see that the dust clouds extend downward and to the right, blackening the sky background beneath the nebula.

Data acquired from 11/19/18 through 7/29/19

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Vassar1976
Rowland Archer
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Sh2-101 Tulip Nebula in SHO - ASI1600MM - EdgeHD 9.25 - CEM60, 





    
        

            Rowland Archer