Sh2 - 101 (Tulip Nebula)

The Tulip Nebula also catalogued as Sharpless 101, Sh2-101, LBN 168 or the Cygnus Star Cloud is an emission nebula located in the constellation Cygnus. It is so named because it appears to resemble the outline of a tulip when imaged photographically. It lies at a distance of about 6,000 light-years from Earth.



Object Details:

Object: Sh2-101 (LBN 168)
Constellation: Cygnus
Center of field: R.A. 19h 59m 55s ; DE. +35° 16′ 36″
Field dimensions: Ca 35 x 50 '


Technical Details:

Optics: 12" ASA Astrograph at F/3.6
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astronomik LRGB filters, Baader 8nm Ha filter
Dates/Times: 31 October 2011
Location: Rozhen
Exposure Details: L = 30 min, R = 20 min., G = 20 min.,B = 20 min.; Ha = 60 min
Subexposures: LRGB 10 minutes, Ha 15 minutes
Acquisition: CCD Soft
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop CS

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