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Object North America Nebula in HA
Description

The North American Nebula is a huge emission nebula whose full 3 x 2.3 degree extent is best seen in binoculars and richfield telescopes. A nebular filter will greatly enhance the view. NGC 7000 is visible to the unaided eye on a good night as a faint patch in the Milky Way, 3 degrees east of Deneb. In long exposure photographs, this nebula resembles the outline of the North American continent, with an especially good replica of the Gulf of Mexico. It glows with the red light of heated hydrogen gas. Several other nebulae (IC 5070, IC 5068) are nearby.

Image
Scope Canon 200mm f/2.8
Camera Canon T3i modified
Mount Losmandy G11
Filters 12nm Astronomik hydrogen alpha filter
Guiding Guided with st-i through a William Optics Z80ii ed
Exposure Info 25x10 min subs for just over 2 hours total exposure time
Date September 26, 2018
Copyright Photo copyright Thomas Kerns, Beluga Lake Observatory

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