North America Nebula

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Paul C Swift

Valencia, Spain

Technical card
Imaging telescopes or lenses: Vixen VSD100 f/3.8 Astrograph
Imaging cameras: Starlight Express SXVR-H18
Mounts: Sky-Watcher NEQ6 Pro
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Vixen VSD
Guiding cameras: sx loadstar
Software: PixInsight 1.8, Photoshop CS5
Filters: Baader O III 8.5nm, Baader Ha 8.5nm
Accessories: Starlight Xpress USB filter wheel, Starlight Xpress Lodestar Guider

Locations: Home observatory, Valencia, Spain

The North America Nebula 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. This part of the North America nebula (NGC 7000) shown spans about 15 light years and lies about 1,500 light years away toward the constellation of the Swan

The North America Nebula 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

2015-09-01T00:00:00

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