Tulip Nebula

Photographer
moonrocks
Email
moonrocksastro@gmail.com
Location of photo
Valencia
Date/Time of photo
Dates: July 7, 2015
Equipment
Imaging telescopes or lenses: Vixen VSD100 f/3.8 Astrograph Imaging cameras: Starlight Express SXVR-H18 Guiding telescopes or lenses: Vixen VSD Guiding cameras: sx loadstar Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight 1.8, Main Sequence Software, Photoshop CS5 Filters: Baader Ha 8.5nm Accessories: Starlight Xpress USB filter wheel, Starlight Xpress Lodestar Guider, Baader Planetarium 36mm narrowband filters Resolution: 3328x2504
Description
Integration: 15.0 hours (30 x 1800 sec exposure over 3 nights) Sharpless 101 (Sh2-101) is a H II region[1] emission nebula located in the constellation Cygnus. It is sometimes also called the Tulip Nebula because it appears to resemble the outline of a tulip when imaged photographically. It was catalogued by astronomer Stewart Sharpless in his 1959 catalog of nebulae. It lies at a distance of about 6,000 light-years (5.7×1016 km; 3.5×1016 mi) from Earth.
Website
https://www.flickr.com/photos/131684026@N08/
CATEGORIES
Editor's Choice from the Photo Gallery, Nebula & Galaxy Pictures, Online Gallery
Paul Swift

About moonrocks

Having had a background in the arts and worked professionally as a cinematographer and lighting cameraman, astrophotography made for a natural change in focus. I had always wanted to turn my camera to the skies. A move away from London to Valencia, Spain presented me with the perfect opportunity to do just that. The art work you see on this site was produced using basic equipment from a modest home observatory.