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Contains:  North America nebula, NGC 7000, NGC 6997, Pelican nebula, IC 5070, IC 5068, The star ξCyg, The star 60Cyg, The star νCyg, The star 57Cyg, The star 56Cyg, The star 55Cyg
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NGC 7000 & IC 5070 (Ha + RGB), 


            Scott Davis
NGC 7000 & IC 5070 (Ha + RGB)

NGC 7000 & IC 5070 (Ha + RGB)

Technical card

Resolution: 1968x3000

Dates:July 27, 2014Aug. 4, 2014Aug. 5, 2014Aug. 22, 2014Aug. 26, 2014Aug. 27, 2014

Astronomik 6nm Ha Clip-In Filter: 143x300" ISO1600
One-Shot Color: 78x90" ISO1600

Integration: 13.9 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 7.75 days

Avg. Moon phase: 22.22%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.17 job: 354675

RA center: 314.117 degrees

DEC center: 43.162 degrees

Pixel scale: 7.778 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.917 degrees

Field radius: 3.876 degrees

Locations: My Backyard, Clovis, California, United States; Courtright Reservoir, Shaver Lake, California, United States


People have likely looked up at the sky and seen shapes in the clouds for thousands of years. Even more interesting, however, is when those shapes are also visible in the celestial clouds - large pockets of gas in space, energized by the radiation of nearby stars.

This wide field image shows two such clouds - nebulae - in the constellation of Cygnus the Swan. On the left is NGC 7000, known as the North America Nebula. The outline of the entirety of North America, from Canada down into Mexico, is clearly visible. On the right is IC 5070, called the Pelican Nebula due to its distinctive shape.

RGB data for this image was captured from Courtright Reservoir and the H-Alpha data was captured from my backyard in Clovis, California.



Scott Davis
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 7000 & IC 5070 (Ha + RGB), 


            Scott Davis