Cygnus X-1

sharpless 101,sh2-101

Tulip Nebula

  • by

The Tulip Nebula (Sharpless 101) is an emission nebula located in Cygnus constellation. It lies at an approximate distance of 6,000 light years from Earth… Read More »Tulip Nebula

northern cross stars,northern cross constellation

Northern Cross

  • by

The Northern Cross is a prominent asterism formed by the brightest stars in the constellation Cygnus. The constellation is often confused for the asterism because the Northern Cross is much easier to find than the entire constellation.
Read More »Northern Cross

cygnus x-1

Cygnus X-1

  • by

Cygnus X-1 is a galactic X-ray source located in the northern constellation Cygnus. The X-ray source is believed to be a stellar mass black hole, one created from the collapse of a massive star about 5 to 6 million years ago. It is one of the strongest sources of X-ray emissions discovered and was the first X-ray source that was widely accepted to be a black hole candidate.
Read More »Cygnus X-1