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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.
Optics: Takahashi Epsilon180ED, NJP mount
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M, Astronomik LRGB filter
Software: Stellaimage5, PhotoshopCS
Location: Kami Village, Nagano Prefecture, 2007