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Steven de Vet's picture

The Tulip Nebula

This image of the “Tulip Nebula” took weeks of work to make, with several nights of collecting exposures with different kinds of filters to get all the different colours of the nebula.

Slightly above and to the right of the tulip nebula you can see an arc created by the effects a black hole “Cygnus X-1” is having on a nearby star. A black hole believed to be about 21 times the mass of the sun, but only about 50-300km wide.

Total exposure: 37.5 hours

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William Murray's picture

Sounds like way too much work!

5 stars!

Steven de Vet's picture

All part of the hobby I guess!
Thanks!

Stephen Williams's picture

Fantastic image!, what telescope you use for this?

Steven de Vet's picture

Thanks! I used 2 different ones.
the - Skywatcher Esprit 80ED
and the - William optics Redcat 51

Stephen Williams's picture

Been looking at the skywatcher 72ED and 80EDS myself! would like them for visual also however, how'd you find them?