North America Nebula


"The North America Nebula (NGC 7000 or Caldwell 20) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, close to Deneb (the tail of the swan and its brightest star). The remarkable shape of the nebula resembles that of the continent of North America, complete with a prominent Gulf of Mexico. It is sometimes incorrectly called the ""North American Nebula"". "

Equipment and processing

Telescope: ES102CF

Mount: Orion Atlas

Camera: ST 8300M

Filters: Baader Ha,SII,OIII 7nm

Guiding: PHD

Processing: PixInsight

Capture software: CCDCiel

Exposures: Ha: bin1 80x600 OIII: bin1 40x600 SII: bin1 40x600

Location: Parsippany,NJ