North America Nebula

93. North America Nebula

NGC 7000  RA: 20h 58.8'  Dec: +44 20'   Cygnus (Cyg)

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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 shape of the nebula resembles that of the continent of North America, complete with a prominent Gulf of Mexico.

Image Information

Location Cypress Hills SK
Date Aug 11 2007
Optics Nikkor 180ED f/2.8
Filters None
Mount Modified HEQ5
Camera Canon Rebel XT
ISO 1600
Subexposures 20
Exposure Length 120
Guider Orion SSI on a Stellarvue 80/9D

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