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Contains:  North America nebula, NGC 7000, NGC 6997, Pelican nebula, IC 5070, IC 5068, The star ξCyg, The star 60Cyg, The star 57Cyg, The star 56Cyg, The star 55Cyg
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North American and Pelican Nebulae, 





    
        

            Gabe Shaughnessy
North American and Pelican Nebulae

North American and Pelican Nebulae

Technical card

Resolution: 2556x3094

Dates:July 12, 2019

Frames:
Ha 3nm: 20x300" bin 1x1
OIII 3nm: 22x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 3.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 10.52 days

Avg. Moon phase: 80.98%

Astrometry.net job: 2798128

RA center: 314.151 degrees

DEC center: 44.011 degrees

Pixel scale: 5.881 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.791 degrees

Field radius: 3.278 degrees

Data source: Backyard

Description

The North American, NGC 7000, and Pelican Nebula, IC 5070, are emission nebulae in the constellation Cygnus, and lie about 1600-1800 light years away. NGC 7000 is very bright, shining at magnitude 4, but its brightness is spread out over its large size, roughly four times the size of the moon, making it quite difficult to see visibly. The Cygnus wall is prominently shown and corresponds to the Mexico/Central American region of North America. Both the Cygnus wall and the Pelican Nebula have very active regions of star formation. The rift between these two objects is caused by intervening interstellar dust that extinguishes the light on its way to us.

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Gabe Shaughnessy
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons
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North American and Pelican Nebulae, 





    
        

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