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Contains:  NGC 7039, North America nebula, NGC 7000, NGC 6997, IC 5076, Pelican nebula, IC 5070, IC 5068, The star ξCyg, The star 60Cyg, The star νCyg, The star 57Cyg, The star 56Cyg, The star 55Cyg, The star Deneb (αCyg)
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North America Nebula (NGC 7000) @ DSW, 


            Miles Zhou
North America Nebula (NGC 7000) @ DSW

North America Nebula (NGC 7000) @ DSW

Technical card

Resolution: 3252x2464

Dates:Sept. 21, 2017Oct. 3, 2017Dec. 14, 2017

Astrodon LRGB Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Filters: 75x300" bin 1x1
BAADER H Alpha 7nm: 59x600" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon luminance filter: 146x300" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 28.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 13.27 days

Avg. Moon phase: 36.09% job: 1862524

RA center: 20h 56' 13"

DEC center: +43° 34' 51"

Pixel scale: 8.618 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.990 degrees

Field radius: 4.883

Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, New Mexico, United States


The North America Nebula (NGC 7000 or Caldwell 20) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, close to Deneb (the tail of the swan and its brightest star). The remarkable shape of the nebula resembles that of the continent of North America.

This is a wide LHRGB composition. The rendition is quite standard, simple LRGB combination with H mixed with L.



Miles Zhou
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North America Nebula (NGC 7000) @ DSW, 


            Miles Zhou