Sh2-101 Tulip Nebula

Image information:

Date: 08/17/2012
Equipment: QSI583wsg with internal filter wheel using 5nm Astrodon Ha filter and Astrodon E series Gen II RGB filter set through WO ZS105ED telescope on Losmandy GM8 mount. WO ZS105ED working at f7 with AT 2" field flattener.
Image type: Ha(Ha+R)GB
Exposure time: 9X12min Ha binned 1X1, RG&B 9X10min each binned 1X1

Object information:

Object designations:

Sh2-101, Tulip Nebula
Object type:
Diffuse emission nebula
Object size:
16' X 9'
Constellation: Cygnus
Tulip Nebula is a large volume of ionized, glowing gas in the constellation of Cygnus. The gas is ionized by ultraviolet light of young and energetic star HDE 227018. That is the bright bluish star near the center of the image. Diameter of the nebula is approximately 9 ly and its distance some 8000 ly.

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Sh2-101 Tulip Nebula, OSC, Altair Hypercam 533C through APM/LZOS 105/650 APO telescope