The North America Nebula (NGC 7000) is an emission nebula, visible in the direction of the constellation of Cygnus (The Swan). You can find the nebula close to Deneb, the brightest star in Cygnus. NGC 7000 covers an area four times larger than a Full Moon. Even though, it’s not visible with the naked eye because of it’s low surface brightness.

But, The North America Nebula is an easy target for astrophotographers. You can shoot it at any focal length and you’ll get interesting results.

Date and place: May 8 2010; Traian, Teleorman, Romania

Camera: Canon EOS 450D Baader modified

Lens: Skywatcher 80ED

Exposure: 5 x 600s

Aperture: 7.5

ISO: 1600