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Photographer:

Kenn Hopkins

Email:

kennh@cox.net

Location of Photo:

Chula Vista, Ca

Date/Time of photo:

10-26-2011

Equipment:

MegrezII 80mm with Field Flattner, SkyGlow Filter( 1/4 miles away from a Shopping Center )mounted on a C-8 using a CGEM mount. 35 - 3 minute images stacked in MaximDL, stacked iamge saved as tif file taken into Photo Shop for final color corrections.

Description:

The North America Nebula is large, covering an area of more than four times the size of the full moon; but its surface brightness is low, so normally it cannot be seen with the unaided eye. Binoculars and telescopes with large fields of view (approximately 3°) will show it as a foggy patch of light under sufficiently dark skies.

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