ngc 7000, north america nebula,

NGC 7000 - The North America Nebula Complex


Ha 720

Tele Vue NP 127fli

ASA DDM 60 Pro

FLI ML 16200


Constellation Cygnus

Ra 20:58:46.99

Dec +44:19:48.0


The North America Nebula (NGC 7000 or Caldwell 20) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, close to Deneb (the tail of the swan and its brightest star). The remarkable shape of the nebula resembles that of the continent of North America, complete with a prominent Gulf of Mexico. It is sometimes incorrectly called the "North American Nebula". Next to NGC 7000 lies the Pelican Nebula. They seem to be seperated, but in fact they are part of the same interstellar cloud of ionized hydrogen (H-II region).