North America Nebula

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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 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 telescope / lens: Skywatcher Equinox 80

Imaging camera: Canon 350D Baader

Mount: Losmandy G-11
Guide telescope / lens: Celestron C8
Focal reducers: TeleVue 0.8x Photo Reducer / Flattener TRF-2008
Programs: Adobe photoshop
Filters: eos clip UHC
Accessories: pl1m
RA Centre: 313.804 degrees
DEC center: 44.288 degrees
Pixel scale: 3,322 coal. sec / pixel
Direction: 169.677 degrees
The radius of the field: 1,915 degrees

Author: nono26

Astrophotography of the day by SPONLI, 03.12.2014