North America Nebula, NGC 7000 East

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noirlab_noao-ngc7000east June 30th, 2020

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

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 the eastern part of the nebula, where beautiful dust lanes are visible. The dust is slowly being eroded and blown away by the light from stars embedded in the nebula. The image was generated with observations in Hydrogen alpha (red), Oxygen [OIII] (green) and Sulfur [SII] (blue) filters. In this image, North is left, East is down. An image of the southern part of the nebula is also available on this website.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-ngc7000east/

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 52m 14.0s
DEC = 43° 35’ 22.0”
Orientation
North is 180.0° CCW
Field of View
36.4 x 32.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Cygnus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (Sll) 672.0 nm
Green WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (Olll) 499.0 nm
Red WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (Ha) 656.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Green
Red
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ID
noao-ngc7000east
Subject Category
Subject Name
NGC 7000, North America Nebula
Credits
T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2020-06-30T21:34:10
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-ngc7000east/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope, WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope, WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Instrument
Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Sll, Olll, Ha
Central Wavelength
672, 499, 656
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
313.0582086, 43.58943947
Reference Dimension
5138.0, 4518.0
Reference Pixel
2461.396912, 2164.195465
Scale
-0.000118, 0.000118
Rotation
179.9625834
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-ngc7000east
Metadata Date
2020-10-01T12:41:52.051492
Metadata Version
1.1
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