NGC 7000- The North American Nebula

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Optics:  Celestron 11SCT @ F/2 with HyperStar
Mount: CGEPro
Camera: SXV MX25c
Filters: Astronomik
Exposure:  15 X 5 Minutes = 75 Minutes
Time: 8:00PM -  12:00AM
Location: Waldwick, NJ
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North American Nebula

The North America Nebula is an enormous emission
nebula. From our perspective on Earth, the nebula would
look over three times as big as the full moon if it were
bright enough to be seen with our naked eyes! That is
about the angular size of ones thumbnail held out at arm's
length. Its linear size is roughly 50 light-years in height
and 40 light-years in width. Even more mind-boggling is its
distance from us – about 1600 light-years!