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NGC7000 / The Cygnus Wall

Classification: Emission Nebula Part of NGC7000
Constellation: Cygnus (CYG)
Object Location: Ra 20h 59m Dec +43° 47 (current)
Size & Distance: Apx 1500 light years.

Date & Location: 08-14-2010 & 09-4/10-2010 Palomar Mountain, CA.
Exposure: HaRGB, Ha=L 19 @ 15min. (bin 1x1) RGB= 3 ea. @ 5min. (bin 2x2)
Optics: Takahashi Epsilon 210 f/3 630mm / FLI-DF-2
Mount: Astro-Physics 900 GTO / ATS 10x36 pier.
Camera: SBIG-ST10XME @-10c / Guided by e-finder SBIG-RGH
Filters: Astrodon 3nm Ha, G2 RGB
Software: MaxImDL 4.56, Photoshop CS5

Notes: Sky conditions: Above agerage seeing, Light wind, Temp 60°
Image Field of view is 55 x 81 arcmin.

The large emission nebula NGC7000 has a distinctive shape popularly called The North America Nebula, The Cygnus Wall or the ridge spans about 10 light-years along an outline that suggests the western coast of Mexico.