North America nebula

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North America nebula

(NGC 7000) An emission nebula nearly 2° across lying in the constellation Cygnus. It is an H II region associated with the exceptionally luminous and remote A2 supergiant Deneb.
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Reading Gary Seronik's Binocular Highlight about NGC 7000 (S&T.
Cygnus is littered with bright nebulae, but to combine bright and dark there is no need to look beyond the North America Nebula, NGC 7000.
6[degrees] field at 17x with an O III filter, my 105-mm refractor shows off all of NGC 7000, as well as its neighbor the Pelican Nebula, as shown in the sketch below.
This filter greatly enhances the contrast between NGC 7000 and the surrounding sky, but it almost overwhelms the more delicate nuances within the nebula.
For example, an image of NGC 7000, the North America Nebula, showed some star clusters within this extended nebula.
He showed some superb, extremely detailed images of NGC 6888 (the Crescent Nebula), NGC 7000 (North America Nebula) and the Veil Nebula, all in Cygnus.
The North America Nebula, NGC 7000 (left), and the Pelican Nebula, IC 5067/70, appear as the illuminated walls of a single large hollow excavated by bright young stars.
Some deep sky objects bear a slight resemblance to the object they are named after, and usually require a bit of imagination on the part of the observer to see the likeness; however with NGC 7000 the similarity is remarkable, detailed images looking just like satellite photographs of the North American continent with the eastern seaboard and the Gulf of Mexico particularly prominent.
losing itself very gradually and imperceptibly', which is an excellent description as anyone who has ever looked, or tried to look, at NGC 7000 through a telescope will know.
NGC 7000, more commonly known as the North America Nebula, resides 2[degrees] east of Deneb, the tail star in Cygnus, the Swan.
NGC 7000, aptly named the North America Nebula, is located roughly 3[degrees] east of the bright star Deneb and is visible in binoculars from a dark site.
The North America Nebula, NGC 7000 or Caldwell 20, is certainly easy to locate.