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Gamma Cygni Nebula

Northern Cross

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The Northern Cross is a prominent asterism formed by the brightest stars in the constellation Cygnus. Deneb, Sadr, and Albireo form the pole, and Fawaris… Read More »Northern Cross

Tulip Nebula

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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

Pelican Nebula

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The Pelican Nebula is an emission nebula located near the bright star Deneb in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan. Named for its resemblance to a… Read More »Pelican Nebula

Twin Jet Nebula – M2-9

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The Twin Jet Nebula is a bipolar planetary nebula located in the constellation Ophiuchus. It is also known as Minkowski 2-9 (M2-9), Minkowski’s Butterfly or the Wings of a Butterfly Nebula. The nebula lies at a distance of 2,100 light years from Earth and has an apparent magnitude of 14.7. It was named after Rudolph Minkowski, the German-American astronomer who discovered it in 1947.
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