NGC 7000 from BMV Observatories
NGC 7000 (Sharpless 2-117, Caldwell 20) is an emission nebula in Cygnus not far from Deneb. It is commonly called the 'North America' nebula due to its shape which has a remarkable similarity to the continent. In this wide view, the Pelican Nebula, (IC 5070) can also be seen to the right. The red cloud of ionized hydrogen is made more visible in the photograph by use of an HA filter which increases the contrast of this relatively faint emission.

Date: June 2014
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Takahashi FSQ106ED 530 mm focal length
Mount: Orion Atlas
Camera: SBIG STL 11000
Guiding: SBIG onboard guide chip
Exposure: RGBHA - R:9x6 min, G:9x6 min, B:9x6 min, HA: 10x10 min for a total of 4.4 hrs
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using Maxim DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop. HA was blended with the Red channel. A synthetic luminance was created by blending all the channels.
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA
NGC 7000
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