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Jon Greif



Location of Photo:

Julian CA, USA

Date/Time of photo:

June 20, 2020, at 11:00 pm PDT


Astrotech AT72EDII 72 mm refractor, SkyWatcher AZ-GTI Equatorial modified mount, ZWO ASI533MC Pro main camera with Optolong L-Pro filter, ZWO ASI120 OAG guide camera and EKOS software in a Raspberry Pi4, and processing with Pixinsight 1.8.8.


The North America Nebula (Cataloged as NGC 7000) is a large emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus. The shape of this nebula looks a lot like the continent for which it was named (locate Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, Florida, East and West Coast). It covers an area in the sky four times the size of the full moon and is visible to the naked eye within the Milky Way -- see the accompanying diagram and take a careful look at the nightscape that I posted yesterday, and you should be able to find it. This is two hours of imaging data through a 72 mm refracting telescope stacked and processed with Pixinsight software.




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