NGC 7000

The North America Nebula as this is commonly called is located in the constellation of Cygnus. The entire nebula resembles the region of North America giving rise to the nickname. This image was shot using a narrowband filter allowing only a narrow portion of red light to pass through the filter.

 

Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 @f7.7 Designation: NGC 7000
Mount: Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Constellation: Cygnus
Camera: Apogee U16M with Astrodon Gen II Filters Distance: Approx 1600 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Emission Nebula
Exposure: 1 hour 40 min Hydrogen Alpha Position: R.A. 20 hr 58 min , Dec +440 20'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: June 2011
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1Oasys Location:Deerlick Astronomy Village