The North America Nebula (ground-based image)

Esahubble_heic0510a_500

esahubble_heic0510a August 8th, 2005

Credit: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble), the ESA/ESO/NASA Photoshop FITS Liberator & Digitized Sky Survey 2

This image is a composite from black and white images taken with the Palomar Observatory's 48-inch (1.2 meter) Samuel Oschin Telescope as a part of the second National Geographic Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS II). The images were recorded on two glass photographic plates - one sensitive to red light and the other to blue and later they were digitized. In order to produce the colour image seen here a total of 62 different frames were processed with the ESA/ESO/NASA Photoshop FITS Liberator by Italian amateur astronomer Davide De Martin - 31 frames for each colour band, coming from 4 different plates taken from 1990 to 1993. The original file is 14,264 x 15,429 pixels with a resolution of about 1 arc-second per pixel. The image covers an area of sky larger than 4 x 4.3 (for comparison, the Full Moon is about 0.5 in diameter).

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0510a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 7000 North America Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula » Appearance » Emission
Esahubble_heic0510a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 20h 57m 12.8s
DEC = 44° 35’ 39.8”
Orientation
North is 0.9° CCW
Field of View
3.9 x 3.9 degrees
Constellation
Cygnus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red DSS (None) Optical (R) -
Arrow_left_blue DSS (None) Optical (B) -
Esahubble_heic0510a_1280
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ID
heic0510a
Subject Category
B.4.2.1  
Subject Name
NGC 7000, North America Nebula
Credits
Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble), the ESA/ESO/NASA Photoshop FITS Liberator & Digitized Sky Survey 2
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0510a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
DSS, DSS
Instrument
None, None
Color Assignment
Red, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical
Bandpass
R, B
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
314.303407492, 44.5943959784
Reference Dimension
3000.0, 3000.0
Reference Pixel
1500.0, 1500.0
Scale
-0.00131239402336, 0.00131239402336
Rotation
0.91999999999999715
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic0510a
Metadata Date
2005-07-27T14:11:07+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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There is no distance meta data in this image.