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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In Cygnus there is I think a somewhat under-observed planetary NGC 7026, which lies north and east of the North America nebula.
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.
SPECTACULAR: North America Nebula in Cygnus by Mike Dickson, above.
The North America Nebula (NGC 7000) is a region of ionized hydrogen in the constellation Cygnus.
For example, an image of NGC 7000, the North America Nebula, showed some star clusters within this extended nebula.
This time we return to Cygnus, but to bright rather than dark nebulae, and to one object in particular, the emission nebula NGC 7000, commonly known as the North America Nebula.
This is IC 5067/IC 5070, more commonly known as the Pelican Nebula; another patch of nebulosity that bears an uncanny resemblance to the object it is named after, albeit rather fainter than the North America Nebula.

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