Wednesday, 1 June 2011

The North American Nebula (NGC7000)

NGC7000 Final 31 May 2011

This is only a part of a HUGE area of nebulosity (You can see where it gets its common name from!).  It is part of the Milky Way and can be seen in the constellation Cygnus (the Swan) – But not with the naked eye or even a small scope.  It needs a long exposure to reveal its detail.  The above is 1h 24min using my unmodified Canon 1000D (which is the “wrong” camera as it has a filter in it that cuts off much of the red part of the spectrum!) and a guided SW ED80 PRO Telescope.  There was only around an hour and a half of “true” darkness last night and Bizibilder managed to make use of most of it. 

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