"Seeing" the Cygnus X-1 in a different light
These images of the enigmatic region show activity in different wavelengths.
April 26, 2010
In the June 2010 issue, Steve Cullen wrote the story "How an amateur astronomer captured a black hole scoop." In it, he shared how he imaged the region of Cygnus X-1, a well-known black hole in the constellation Cygnus the Swan. His images showed features that even professional observatories failed to capture.
Northern region of Cygnus X-1.
Photo by Steve Cullen
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