SH 2-101 Tulip Nebula


Mark Griffith

Swindon, Wiltshire. UK

Celestron C11 Sct, Skywatcher NEQ6 pro mount,Atik 383L+ camera, motorised filter wheel and Astronomik filters.

Emission nebula in the constellation cygnus.

Been researching objects on the Sharpless catalogue of HII regions. This nebula fitted my 11″ scope’s field of view so had a go at imaging it.

Setup a user object on my synscan hand controller of Ra 20 00 Dec +35 17 to find it.

Some dark dust lanes on the middle right of the nebula give some extra interest.

Bicolour narrowband image. Data collected on two nights 2nd & 4th May.

HA/OIII/OIII image with 5 hours and 10 minutes of data. 16 x 10min Ha & 15 x 10min Oiii at 2×2 binning.