Tulip Nebula in Cygnus, HaLRGB composite

Photographer
bw_ecom1@earthlink.net
Email
bw_ecom1@earthlink.net
Location of photo
Dark-sky site near Anza, CA
Date/Time of photo
9/19, 9/24/2014
Equipment
12.5" PlaneWave telescope with Quantum Scientific QSI640ws camera
Description
The Tulip nebula is an emission nebula in Cygnus. The cloud of hydrogen gas is being energized by ultra-violet radiation from the blue star to the right of center.
Website
http://www.oc-aisig.org/zenphoto/index.php?album=Astronomy-Images
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