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Contains:  North America nebula, NGC 7000, The star 57Cyg
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The Cygnus Wall of NGC7000, 


            Randal Healey
The Cygnus Wall of NGC7000

The Cygnus Wall of NGC7000

Technical card

Resolution: 3313x2506

Dates:June 12, 2018June 13, 2018June 14, 2018

Astrodon BLUE 36mm - Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance: 18x300" -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon GREEN 36mm - Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance: 19x300" -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm: 23x600" 10C bin 1x1
Astrodon LUM 36mm - Gen2 E -Series Tru-Balance: 20x300" -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon Olll 36mm - 3nm: 22x600" -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon RED 36mm - Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance: 20x300" -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon Sll 36mm - 5nm: 20x600" -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 17.2 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~75

Avg. Moon age: 19.31 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.15%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00 job: 2572975

RA center: 314.394 degrees

DEC center: 43.796 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.222 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 188.488 degrees

Field radius: 1.282 degrees

Locations: Healey "Utahopia" Observatory, Kaysville, Utah, United States

Data source: Backyard


This image is a blend of HOS and SHO data and RGB for star color.

The prominent ridge of emission featured in this image is known as the Cygnus Wall. Part of a larger emission nebula with a distinctive shape popularly called The North America Nebula, the ridge spans about 10 light-years along an outline that suggests the western coast of Mexico. Constructed from narrowband image data, the cosmic close-up maps emission from sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms to red, green, and blue colors. The result highlights the bright ionization front with fine details of dark, dusty forms in silhouette. Sculpted by energetic radiation from the region's young, hot, massive stars, the dark shapes inhabiting the view are clouds of cool gas and dust with stars likely forming within. The North America Nebula itself, NGC 7000, is about 1,500 light-years away. To find it, look northeast of bright star Deneb in the high flying constellation Cygnus.



Randal Healey
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  • The Cygnus Wall of NGC7000, 


            Randal Healey
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    The Cygnus Wall of NGC7000, 


            Randal Healey

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The Cygnus Wall of NGC7000, 


            Randal Healey