Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  B355  ·  Sh2-117
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NGC7000 HaLRGB, 


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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher ED80

Mounts: AZ-EQ6

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion thin OAG

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5

Focal reducers: Skywatcher .85x Focal Reducer & Corrector

Software: Pixinsight

Filters: Baader Ha 7nm 36mm  ·  Baader Blue 36 mm  ·  Baader Red 36 mm  ·  Baader Green 36 mm  ·  Baader Luminance 36 mm

Dates:Sept. 30, 2018

Baader Blue 36 mm: 52x600" bin 1x1
Baader Green 36 mm: 35x600" bin 1x1
Baader Luminance 36 mm: 60x600" bin 1x1
Baader Red 36 mm: 30x600" bin 1x1
Baader Ha 7nm 36mm: 52x900" bin 1x1

Integration: 42.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 70.83%

Astrometry.net job: 3003753

RA center: 20h 58' 40"

DEC center: +43° 37' 29"

Pixel scale: 2.137 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 4.687 degrees

Field radius: 1.188 degrees

Resolution: 3200x2400

Locations: Remote observatory, Kiev, Ukraine

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


The North America Nebula (NGC 7000 or Caldwell 20) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, close to Deneb. The remarkable shape of the nebula resembles that of the continent of North America, complete with a prominent Gulf of Mexico.

The portion of the nebula resembling Mexico and Central America is known as the Cygnus Wall. This region exhibits the most concentrated star formation.

The North America Nebula and the nearby Pelican Nebula (IC 5070) are parts of the same interstellar cloud of ionized hydrogen (H II region). Between the Earth and the nebula complex lies a band of interstellar dust that absorbs the light of stars and nebulae behind it, and thereby determines the shape as we see it. The distance of the nebula complex is not precisely known, nor is the star responsible for ionizing the hydrogen so that it emits light. If the star inducing the ionization is Deneb, as some sources say, the nebula complex would be about 1,800 light-years' distance, and its absolute size (6° apparent diameter on the sky) would be 100 light-years.
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NGC7000 HaLRGB,