Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  IC 5068  ·  IC 5070  ·  NGC 6997  ·  NGC 7000  ·  North America nebula  ·  Pelican nebula  ·  The star 56Cyg  ·  The star 57Cyg  ·  The star 60Cyg  ·  The star νCyg  ·  The star ξCyg
North American Nebula NGC7000, 



    
        

            Darren Pursel
North American Nebula NGC7000
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North American Nebula NGC7000

North American Nebula NGC7000, 



    
        

            Darren Pursel
North American Nebula NGC7000
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North American Nebula NGC7000

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon 200 mm f/2.8 L II USM

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi / Kiss X2

Mounts: AstroTrac TT320X-AG

Guiding cameras: Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi / Kiss X2

Software: photoshop  ·  DeepSkyStacker

Filters: Lumicon Deep Sky


Dates:Aug. 6, 2012

Frames: 31x120" (1h 2')

Integration: 1h 2'

Avg. Moon age: 19.15 days

Avg. Moon phase: 79.78%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 844809

RA center: 20h 56' 6"

DEC center: +43° 36' 57"

Pixel scale: 5.507 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 131.867 degrees

Field radius: 3.788 degrees


Resolution: 4125x2740

Description

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, complete with a prominent Gulf of Mexico. It is sometimes incorrectly called the "North American Nebula".

The Pelican Nebula is nearby close to the star Deneb and gets its name for its close likeness to a Pelican.

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North American Nebula NGC7000, 



    
        

            Darren Pursel