Credits: Keith Turnecliff, Long Itchington

Sh2-101 is a H II emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus. It is sometimes called the Tulip Nebula because when imaged photographically it appears to resemble the outline of a tulip.

Facts about Sh2-101 by Keith Turnecliff

It lies about 6,000 light years from Earth and it was catalgued by astronomer Stewart Sharpless in his 1959 catalogue of nebulae. .

This star chart for represents the view from Long Itchington in early September at 10pm.
Credits: Image courtesy of Starry Night Pro Plus 8, researched and implemented by Keith Turnecliff.