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NGC 7000



NGC 7000: North American Nebula in Cygnus

RA = 20 hrs 59 min; Dec = +44 deg 31 min

Date & Site:

Telescope: Takahashi Sky 90
Mount: Losmandy G-11 with Gemini
Camera: ST-10XME; CFW10 with Astrodon filters


Exposures: Ha-150 minutes (15 x10min)

FOV = 126 x 85 arc minutes

Between 1600 and 1800 light years away from us lies a band of interstellar dust that absorbs the light of stars and nebulae behind it, and thereby determines the shape we see as North America.

Cygnus's Wall (the bright band running along the "Mexico and Central America part" of the North America Nebula) exhibits the most concentrated star formations in the nebula.

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