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NGC7000 - DSLR

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Esprit 80 ED Triplet Super Apo

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 450Da

Mounts: SkyWatcher NEQ6 Pro Goto

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Viewfinder 8x50

Guiding cameras: Astrolumina Alccd5L-IIc

Focal reducers: Skywatcher Field flattener for Esprit 80mm

Software: PhotoShop CS5  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  FitsWork 4  ·  Seqence Generator Pro


Dates:July 2, 2019

Frames: 32x240" (2h 8') ISO800

Integration: 2h 8'

Flats: ~31

Bias: ~37

Avg. Moon age: 29.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.13%

Temperature: 12.00


Astrometry.net job: 2779750

RA center: 20h 59' 36"

DEC center: +44° 21' 58"

Pixel scale: 2.600 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 4.928 degrees

Field radius: 1.853 degrees


Resolution: 2845x4268

Locations: Linden, Linden, Bayern, Germany

Data source: Traveller

Description

Object description (wikipedia.org):

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 North America Nebula is large, covering an area of more than four times the size of the full moon; but its surface brightness is low, so normally it cannot be seen with the unaided eye. Binoculars and telescopes with large fields of view (approximately 3°) will show it as a foggy patch of light under sufficiently dark skies. However, using a UHC filter, which filters out some unwanted wavelengths of light, it can be seen without magnification under dark skies. Its prominent shape and especially its reddish color (from the hydrogen Hα emission line) show up only in photographs of the area.

Cygnus's Wall is a term for the "Mexico and Central America part" of the North America Nebula. The Cygnus Wall exhibits the most concentrated star formations in the nebula.

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