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Tulip Nebula, Sh2-101

2017-08-17 / Image Details (Click on image to enlarge)

The Tulip Nebula, Sh2-101, is a HII region emission nebula located in the constellation Cygnus. This gorgeous nebula is about 8,000 light years away from Earth. The Tulip Nebula was first discovered in 1959 by astronomer Stewart Sharpless.


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Technical Details

LocationZollikerberg, Switzerland
CameraNikon DSLR D810A
TelescopeSkywatcher Quattro 8CF 200 DS Fibre OTA Newton Carbon
Special LenseSkywatcher Newtonian F4 Coma Corrector
MountSkywatcher AZ-EQ6, EQASCOM, Stellarium
AutoguidingLacerta MGEN2 (Autoguiding, Dithering und Camera Control)
Camera ControlDigicamcontrol (Focus, Camera Control)
Lights67 x 120s (2h14'), ISO-1000, additional Biases, Flats, no Darks
Stacking SoftwarePixinsight 1.8, Bayer Drizzle 2x
Image ProcessingPixinsight 1.8