Contains: North America nebula, NGC 7000, NGC 6997
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NGC 7000, North America Nebula (SHO)

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Skywatcher Esprit 80 ED Triplet Super Apo

Imaging camera: Moravian G2-8300FW

Mount: SkyWatcher NEQ6 Pro Goto

Software: Maxim DL, Gimp

Resolution: 3061x2171

Ha: 16x900" bin 1x1
OIII: 11x1200" bin 1x1
SII: 14x1200" bin 1x1

Integration: 12.3 hours job: 1880204

RA center: 314.747 degrees

DEC center: 44.322 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.704 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 86.813 degrees

Field radius: 1.409 degrees


* Image acquisition by: Thomas Richter.
* Processing: Ruben Barbosa.

In the direction of the constellation of the Swan, near the star Deneb, lies a surprising nebula whose apparent familiar shape is enough to arouse our attention.

The resemblance to North America becomes impressive as we associate the dark spot with the Gulf of Mexico.

The well-defined wall of Mexico is a stellar maternity, where new stars are being formed at high rhythms.

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Ruben Barbosa

Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 7000, North America Nebula (SHO), 


        Ruben Barbosa