Contains: North America nebula, NGC 7000
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Great Cygnus Wall

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX III

Imaging camera: QSI 683 WSG8

Mount: Paramount MyT

Guiding telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX III

Guiding camera: Astrolumina QHY5L-II m

Software: PixInsight

Filter: Astrodon Narrowband 5mm (Ha, OIII, SII)

Resolution: 2457x2712

Dates: Sept. 19, 2016

Frames: 44x1800"

Integration: 22.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 17.84 days

Avg. Moon phase: 89.66% job: 1250261

RA center: 314.735 degrees

DEC center: 43.789 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.098 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.483 degrees

Field radius: 1.066 degrees

Locations: Deep Sky West Observatory, Rowe, MN, United States


The southern part of the North America Nebula, NGC7000, with a dramatic cloudy ridge also known as the Cygnus Wall - the most active star forming regions in the nebula.

This image is composed of Ha, OIII, and SII frames with a total of 22 hours of exposure time. Data taken at the Deep Sky West Observatory. Processing was pretty straight-forward because of the excellent raw data.




Sky plot

Sky plot


Great Cygnus Wall,