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SH2-101: Tulip Nebula


 

Object:

SH2-101: Tulip Nebula in Cygnus

RA = 20 hrs 00 min; Dec = 35 deg 19 min.

Date & Site:

Imaged on 7/01/16; Palomar Mountain, CA

Conditions: 64 degrees; calm; excellent seeing

Equipment:

Telescope: TEC 140 Refractor; 980mm at f/7l

Mount: AP 1100 GOTO CP3
Camera: ST-10XME; CFW10; Hutech OAG-5 guide
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Notes:

Exposures: 180 min of Ha (15 minute subs), 30 each of RGB 5 minute subs) for a total of 4,5 hours.

Radiation from a single star (HDE 227018) is thought to be fueling the emissions of the Tulip nebula This star is the bright star below th arching filament above the bright yellow star near the center of the image.

FOV = 52 x 35 arc minutes

6,000 light years away

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