Date: 29th September 2011
Scope: ED80
Camera: Atik 16ic + Baader Ha 7nm Filter
Exposure: 10X600secs Ha
Guiding: Modified Toucam SC3 - EQ6 Pro - BrightStar OAG
Location: Bromley, Kent.
Comments: The Tulip Nebula, or Sharpless 101 (Sh2-101) or the Cygnus Star Cloud is an emission nebula located in the constellation Cygnus. It is so named because it appears to resemble the outline of a tulip when imaged photographically. It was catalogued by astronomer Stewart Sharpless in his 1959 catalog of nebulae. It lies at a distance of about 6,000 light-years from Earth.