DSS image of NGC7000
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC7000, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC7000
Overlaid DSS image of NGC7000, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right
North American Nebula

Type  Bright Nebula
Magnitude  4.5
Size  120' x 120'
RA (2000)  20h 59' 17.0"
Dec (2000)  44° 31' 44" N
Constellation  Cygnus
Description  F, eeL, dif nebulosity

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
27 Sep 2006 Happy Valley, AZ (map)
15cm f/5 Primero

Very large, visible to the unaided eye as a faint glow east of Deneb, in Primero it is easily locate and quite distinct even without a filter, of course a 3° field at only 22x helps a bit, the southern edge (""Gulf of Mexico"") is quite distinct and the void (LDN934) between NGC7000 and IC5070 is much darker than the surrounding glow, with a UHC filter the nebula is somewhat more obvious, certainly the darker voids more pronounced, the northern edge fades very slowly into the Milky Way background.

Rev. T.W. Webb
Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)

Great nebula found by Wolf on photos; sharply defined s, and containing a dark opening like a cross. Visible as a glow in a field glass, but brightest part scarcely visible in 17-1/4 in. reflector. Es.
Other Data Sources for NGC7000
Nearby objects for NGC7000
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.