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North American and Pelican Nebula

NGC 7000

Telescope : Rokinon 135mm

Camera : QSI 583 WSG5

Mount : Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO

Focal length : 135mm

Fov : 7d 40m x 5d 53m

Image Scale : 8 arcsec/pixel

Observatory : Deep Sky West, NM, USA

Filters: HaLRGB

L 35x5m R 29x5m G 22x5m B 24x5m

Ha 30x5m

Integration: 11h40m

RA: 20h55m49s

Dec : +44°2638

DSW 135mm

The North America Nebula is a large emission nebula located in the vicinity of Deneb, the brightest star in Cygnus. It is listed as NGC 7000 in the New General Catalogue. The nebula is famous for its shape, which bears a striking resemblance to that of the continent of North America. With an area of 120 by 100 arc minutes when viewed with a telescope, it has a visual magnitude of 4, and lies at an approximate distance of 1,600 light years from Earth. The North America Nebula is part of the same region as its smaller neighbour, the Pelican Nebula. The two nebulae are separated by a molecular cloud of dark obscuring dust, and is a popular target for many astrophotgraphers. This wide field image attempts to capture both the nebulae in all their H-alpha glory…..

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