Monday, May 4, 2015

North America Nebula – NGC 7000 South

North America Nebula – NGC 7000 South
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This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the KPNO 0.9m-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 Hydrogen alpha (red), Oxygen [OIII] (green) and Sulfur [SII] (blue) filters. In this image, North is up, East is to the left.
Image Credit: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and NOAO/AURA/NSF
Image enhancement: Jean-Baptiste Faure

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