North America Nebula (NGC 7000)


The North America Nebula near Deneb (the bright star at the top edge of the image) is an emission nebula in Cygnus. Stack of 14 images (30s exposure time each, 7 min total), taken at ISO 1600 with the Canon 300D and 135mm/f2.8 Minolta Rokkor MC lens mounted piggyback on the Meade 2120. Taken at the Rocky Mountain Star Stare 2011 star party in Gardner, CO. What a clear and dark sky! Taken on June 30, 2011.

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