The Cygnus Wall in NGC 7000

The Cygnus Wall in NGC 7000
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A deep image about a portion of Cygnus Wall in NGC 7000, stack of 31x900s bin1 with Halpha filter (6 and 7nm) no dark no flat, stacked and processed in Pixinsight.

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Image Calibration 

Center (RA, Dec): (315.045, 43.774)
Center (RA, hms): 21h 00m 10.884s
Center (Dec, dms): +43° 46' 27.699"
Size: 32 x 40 arcmin
Radius: 0.427 deg
Pixel scale: 0.873 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: Up is 89.2 degrees E of N


NGC 7000

Distance 1,500 (ly)
Visual Brightness +4 (mag v)
Apparent Dimension 120 x 100 (arc min)


The prominent ridge of emission featured in this skyscape is known as the Cygnus Wall. Part of a larger emission nebula with a distinctive shape popularly called The North America Nebula (NGC 7000), the ridge spans about 5 light-years along an outline that suggests the western coast of Mexico. Constructed from narrowband image data, the cosmic close-up map emission from hydrogen. The result highlights the bright ionization front with fine details of dark, dusty forms in silhouette. Sculpted by energetic radiation from the region's young, hot, massive stars, the dark shapes inhabiting the view are clouds of cool gas and dust with stars likely forming within. (source: nasa)