Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6997  ·  NGC 7000  ·  North America nebula  ·  The star 57Cyg  ·  The star ξCyg
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NGC 7000: North America Nebula, 


            José J. Chambó
NGC 7000: North America Nebula
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade ETX-70

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 350D / Digital Rebel XT

Mounts: LXD75

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Bresser Skylux 70/700

Guiding cameras: Human Hand-guided

Software: DeepSkyStacker  ·  PixInsight LE

Dates:Nov. 9, 2009

Frames: 17x150" (42' 30") ISO400

Integration: 42' 30"

Darks: 14

Flats: 12

Bias: 12

Avg. Moon age: 21.97 days

Avg. Moon phase: 51.90%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 137739

RA center: 20h 59' 30"

DEC center: +44° 20' 9"

Pixel scale: 10.539 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -177.312 degrees

Field radius: 1.919 degrees

Resolution: 620x775

Locations: Vallés - Valencia (Spain), Vallés, Valencia, Spain


NGC 7000 is a emission nebula into the constellation of Swan, located near of Deneb star. Because your shape also has the name of North America Nebula, as the dark central area is named Gulf of Mexico too.

Is a interstellar cloud of ionized hidrogen that fill an angular area similar to full moon, but its low shallow brightness do that normally don't be visible at naked eye. The dark central area is a very dense region of interstellar matter located in front of nebula wich soak up light of it, giving to body its caracteristic shape. Is believed that Deneb is who cause its light emission (toward upper right out of image), this could mean that distance to NGC 7000 is 1.800 light-years.

More info into the Blog  C O M E T O G R A F I A(in Spanish)


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NGC 7000: North America Nebula, 


            José J. Chambó