NGC7000 North America Nebula
About this Object:
The North America Nebula (NGC 7000 or Caldwell 20) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, close to Deneb (the tail of the swan and its brightest star). The remarkable shape of the emission nebula resembles that of the continent of North America, complete with a prominent Gulf of Mexico.
This was a surprisingly good picture which required very little enhancement.
About this Photo:
Date(s): September 30, 2011
Location: From my driveway in Georgetown, Texas
Telescope: Orion ED80 @ F6.3
Guiding: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider / Orion ST80 guidescope
Camera: Canon 40D Modified
Filter: Astronomik CLS
Exposure: 28 x 600s @ ISO800 (4 Hrs total)
Acquisition: ImagesPlus 3.75 Camera Control
Processing: ImagesPlus 3.75 – Darks,Flats,Bias
Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS3; Gradient Exterminator; Noise Ninja; Noel Carboni's Tools; Annie’s Astro Actions
Temperature(s): 65º F