Jump to content

A Tulip plucked from the clouds


Recommended Posts


weather as everyone knows has been pretty appaling for much astroimaging recently, there's been a few opportunities with an hour or two here and there.


I captured the data for this image starting on 4th November and was hoping to get a lot more data, so had not really reviewed the subs until last night as I was a bit fed up that the forecast for clear(ish) skies in my location failed to be correct - so I sat at my computer with a beer (or two) and did some processing .
Generally surprised to get this detail on a target that is setting west in evening in UK. Also first time to image this target and pleased to have captured the ionised shock wave from black hole Cygnus X-1, its a blue arc above and to the right of the nebula. The Tulip Nebula is appox 6000 light years distant from us.


4 Nov 2022 ·  8 Nov 2022 ·  12 Nov 2022
Antlia 3nm Narrowband H-alpha 2": 33×300(2h 45′)
Antlia 3nm Narrowband Oxygen III 2": 24×300(2h)
Antlia 3nm Narrowband Sulfur II 2": 36×300(3h)
7h 45′



Edited by Astrobdlbug
  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

36 minutes ago, TerryMcK said:

And what a mighty fine tulip pluck.


11 minutes ago, mightymonoped said:

Outstanding! So much going on in this. 👏🏼👏🏼

Thanks, Terry and Tony, as I say I was extremely surprised how much detail came through when I stacked the subs in APP the integrations had a lot of detail, 3nm filters clearly showing their benefit when imaging west into LP  -  my processing flow using StarXT/NoiseXT on the linear integrations then use GHS to stretch really extracts the most from the data.

Appreciate the feedback ,so thank you.


Hopefully some clear spells next week



  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...