Daily Archives: September 23, 2014

North America nebula

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”.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher ED80
Imaging cameras: Canon 1100D
Mounts: Sky-Watcher NEQ6 Pro SyncScan
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher BK804
Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY 5
Software: Adobe Photoshop CC, AstroSurf IRIS v5.59
Dates: April 26, 2014
Frames: 5×300″ ISO1600 bin 1×1
Integration: 0.4 hours
Darks: ~4
Bias: ~25

Author: Pavel Syrin
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI 23 Sep 2014