North America & Pelican

Image information:

Date: 08/28/2008
Equipment: SBIG ST2000XM with CFW10 and Astrodon I series Gen II LRGB filter set through Voigtlander 125mm Macro APO Lanthar telephoto lens on Losmandy GM8 mount. Lens working at f4 through IDAS LPS filter.
Image type: LRGB
Exposure time: 16X6min Luminance binned 1X1, RG&B 9X4min each binned 2X2

Object information:

Object designations:

  • NGC 7000, North America Nebula;
  • IC 5067-70, Pelican Nebula
Object type:
Diffuse emission nebulae
Object size:
  • 120' X 100' NGC 7000;
  • 60' X 50' IC 5067-70;
Constellation: Cygnus
North America and Pelican nebulae are part of the same giant complex of nebulosity situated towards the constellation of Cygnus. They are separated by the dark absorption cloud LDN 935, which is the part of the same nebula complex. The dark cloud obscures massive stars that ionize hydrogen atoms in the emission part of the nebulosity (and make them emit light). Visible part of the cloud (with NGC 7000 and IC 5067-70) has diameter of 50 ly and is some 1600 ly distant.

Related images:

List of related images:

NGC 7000 North America Nebula, Ha(Ha+R)GB, QSI583wsg through AT65EDQ

Pelican Nebula, OSC, ZWO ASI178MC Cool through Micro-Nikkor AF 200mm f/4 D ED lens