From the April 2010 issue

“Seeing” the Cygnus X-1 in a different light

These images of the enigmatic region show activity in different wavelengths.
By | Published: April 26, 2010 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
June 2010 WE Cygnus north
Northern region of Cygnus X-1.
Steve Cullen

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.