The North America Nebula

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North America Nebula

North America nebula is an emssion nebula in Cygnus. The shape of this nebula resembles that of the North American continent. So we call it North America Nebula. This Nebula is one of the most popular photographic objects in Japan.

Imaging information

Optics: Takahashi Epsilon180ED, NJP mount

Camera: SBIG STL-11000M, Astronomik LRGB filter

Exposure: L=100minutes,R=G=B=20minutes

Software: Stellaimage5, PhotoshopCS

Location: Kami Village, Nagano Prefecture, 2007