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Sh2-101 - Tulip Nebula

Constellation: Cygnus

Sh2-101, also known as Sharpless-101, Tulip Nebula and Cederblad 173, belongs to a huge complex of nebulosity near Eta Cygnus.

O4 September 2007

Scope: Takahashi FS60c
Camera: Artemis 285
Filters: Astronomik Ha (13Nm)
Exposure (1x1 binning): 23x420sec
Guide scope: Celestron C8 with 0.66x Celestron focal reducer
Guide camera: Vesta SC3 bw webcam
Mount: Vixen GPDX
Capture sw: Artemis Capture (to 16bit FITS)
Guiding sw: LxGuideStar and MTSca Pro

Calibration: ImageTOOLSca darks
Stacking: ImageTOOLSca
Adjustments: Photoshop CS2

Image shown at left is reduced to 65%. Click image to see the full resolution result.

This image was taken under sub-optimal, somewhat milky skies.

The image makes me think of the sentence uttered by Bowman in '2001'. :-)