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Contains:  North America nebula, NGC 7000, NGC 6997, The star ξCyg
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NGC7000 - DSLR, 


            Thomas Richter
NGC7000 - DSLR

NGC7000 - DSLR

Technical card

Resolution: 2845x4268

Dates:July 2, 2019

Frames: 32x240" ISO800

Integration: 2.1 hours

Flats: ~31

Bias: ~37

Avg. Moon age: 29.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.13%

Temperature: 12.00 job: 2779750

RA center: 20h 59' 36"

DEC center: +44° 22' 1"

Pixel scale: 2.602 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 355.036 degrees

Field radius: 1.853

Locations: Linden, Linden, Bayern, Germany

Data source: Traveller


Object 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 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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  • NGC7000 - DSLR, 


            Thomas Richter
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    NGC7000 - DSLR, 


            Thomas Richter


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NGC7000 - DSLR, 


            Thomas Richter