North America Nebula, NGC 7000 South

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noirlab_noao-ngc7000bb June 30th, 2020

Credit: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA)

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.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-ngc7000bb/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 7000 North America Nebula
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 20h 59m 20.6s
DEC = 43° 42’ 30.3”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
35.1 x 38.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Cygnus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (Ha) 656.0 nm
Orange Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (I) 805.0 nm
Green Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (V) 537.0 nm
Blue Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (B) 436.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Orange
Green
Blue
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ID
noao-ngc7000bb
Subject Category
Subject Name
NGC 7000, North America Nebula
Credits
T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA)
Release Date
2020-06-30T21:34:10
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-ngc7000bb/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope, Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope, Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope, Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Instrument
Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1
Color Assignment
Red, Orange, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Ha, I, V, B
Central Wavelength
656, 805, 537, 436
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
314.835692862, 43.7084048086
Reference Dimension
8051.0, 8770.0
Reference Pixel
4025.5, 4385.0
Scale
-7.26211413341e-05, 7.26211413341e-05
Rotation
0
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noao-ngc7000bb
Metadata Date
2021-04-16T08:32:22.666358
Metadata Version
1.1
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