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SH-101 (Tulip nebula)

September 18, 2018

 

 

SH-101 is a faint emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus. It is also dubbed "Tulip nebula" because of its flower shape. It would take far longer exposures to capture more of the background nebulosity in the region. This is a natural color image taken through RGB filters and clear filter to enhance detail. 

 

I recommend viewing the high resolution image:

 

https://meetthehills.smugmug.com/Astro/i-hPDcjfG/X4

 

 Technical details:

Optics: AT12 RC astrograph @ f/8
Camera: QHY9M CCD
Filters: Orion 2'' LRGB
Mount: AP900 GTO
Guider: Meade DSI Pro II

Focus: Robofocus
Software: CCD Commander, Maxim DL, FocusMax, Photoshop CC 2014, Pixinsight 1.8

Date: RGB: 7/26/2017 L: 7/25-26/2017
Exposure: Lum: 8x900'' bin1 RGB: 27x900''each bin2
Seeing: 2.7'' (average)

Pixel scale: 0.46''/px.
Total integration: 6.5 hours
Location: Asteria remote observatory, Hocking Hills OH

 

 

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