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NGC7000, Wall of North American Nebula

The North American Nebula is an emission nebula located in the constellation of Cygnus. A close neighbour is Deneb, a very bright star visible to the naked eye. The wall is one of it’s most famous aspects resembling the shape of the Gulf of Mexico.

Distance to earth: 1’600 lightyears
Apparent size: 60 arcminutes (2 x the moon)

Imaging time: 10 hours

Equipment:
Mount: SW AZEQ6GT
Telescope: SW Evostar 80ED
Camera: Atik 460EX Mono

Capture information:
Date: September 2016 – October 2017
Total exposure time: 10 hours
Color combination: HA=Red, OIII=Green/Blue

Image data:
20 x 1200s HA
10 x 1200s OIII bin2