NGC 7000 Ha 3nm
Other Names: Caldwell 20
Optics: Borg Astrograph 101ED at f/4.1
Mount: Atlas EQG using The Sky6 and EQMOD
Camera: QSI 583WS
Filters: Astrodon Ha 3nm + IDAS Light Pollution Suppression (LPS) Filter
Exposure: 45 Mins [9 x 300s] Ha
Accessories: Auto guided with Borg 45ED and Orion Starshoot Auto guider using PHD
Location: Calgary, AB
Date: July 7th, 2012
Notes: Processing: Image acquisition with Maxim DL Pro. Image calibration, align, and combine in Maxim DL Pro. Levels, curves, crop and resize in Photoshop.
Calibrated w/15 Darks, 40 Bias, 10 Flats using light box, CCD temperature was -15C. Image was taken at near full moon.
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 emission nebula resembles that of the continent of North America, complete with a prominent Gulf of Mexico. It is sometimes wrongly called the "North American" nebula.
Discovered by William Herschel on October 24, 1786 from Slough England.