North American Nebula


The North American Nebula (NGC 7000) is a reflection nebula found in Cygnus (The Swan). The full nebula is easliy 2 degrees on a side.  It is right next to the Pelican as can be see below.

The image above was taken with the ST-8E camera at f/5 on the FSQ 106N and AP900 from Mistletoe Observatory in Monmouth Oregon.  It is a mosaic of six areas taken over six nights (July 20 through July 25, 2009).  It is a pure Ha series with a total of 18 hours of exposure.  Calibration and alignment were done in MaxIm DL.  Final processing was done with Photoshop.


Exposure Count Binning
Hydrogen Alpha 18 hr 36 x 5 min x 6 areas 1x1