NGC 7000. The North America Nebula.

The data was for this was acquired on the 27th and 30th of June 2008, and the 4th July….apt I suppose considering the subject!
Down in Weymouth, at that time, it was dark enough for imaging at around midnight, and the last useable subs were at just past 3am… least it was warm!

I had a look at a map of the central America region, and it really is uncanny how much this looks like that region….Guatamala, Belize, Honduras and Nicaragua are all there…as well as Mexico of course….wonder if they have good Tequila there too???


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Telescope. WO ZS80FD,

Camera. Atik 16HR, 0.63x FR,

Red (Ha). 30 x 10 minutes
Green (OIII). 9 x 5 minutes binned 2x2
Blue (H-beta) 9 x 5 minutes binned 2x2

Ha used as a luminance layer.