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Gulf of Mexico Nebula, 


            José J. Chambó
Gulf of Mexico Nebula

Gulf of Mexico Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging camera:Canon EOS 100D

Resolution: 1200x806

Dates:Aug. 7, 2016

Frames: 18x300"

Integration: 1.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.47 days

Avg. Moon phase: 20.92% job: 1247530

RA center: 314.497 degrees

DEC center: 43.770 degrees

Pixel scale: 5.233 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -178.623 degrees

Field radius: 1.050 degrees

Locations: Hoya Redonda - Valencia (Spain), Enguera, Valencia, Spain


The North America Nebula NGC 7000 (on half left of the image) and Pelican Nebula IC 5070 (on right near out of field) are in fact the same interestellar cloud of ionized hydrogen into constellation Cygnus. But between the Earth and this nebula complex lies the dark absortion cloud LDN 935 which partly covers these and cuts its aspect, doing the characteristic shape of Gulf of Mexico and dividing North America and Pelican. Perhaps you do not see again these nebulas with same perspective.

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José J. Chambó
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Gulf of Mexico Nebula, 


            José J. Chambó