Tulip Nebula with Cygnus X-1 Bow Shock

Nick Pavelchak
Location of photo
Altamont, NY
Date/Time of photo
July 2018
TakFSQ106ED, AP900, SBIG ST10XME, Optec TCF, Astrodon filters
The Tulip Nebula (Sh2-101) is a bright emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus. The brighter (lower) of the two stars at the end of the right petal of the Tulip is the galactic X-ray source and black hole candidate Cygnus X-1. Jets radiating from the accretion disk of the black hole is colliding with the interstellar material to form the curved shock front (in blue) at the upper right of the Tulip.
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