North America Nebula, NGC 7000 South

[NGC 7000]

About this image

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. NGC 7000, also known as the North America Nebula, is a giant emission nebula in the constellation of Cygnus. This image shows only the southern tip of the nebula (the Mexico part of the nebula).The nebula is being energized by the light from stars embedded within. The image was generated with observations in B (blue), V (green), I (orange) and Hydrogen-Alpha (red) filters. A narrowband image part of the nebula is also available In this image, North is up, East is to the left.

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Minimum credit line: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF)

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