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NGC5067 and NGC7000

Distance: 1,600

These nebula are located in the constellation of Cygnus, about 5 degrees east of Deneb. The North American Nebula (left) is a very large area of emission nebulosity with a maximum extension of 3 degrees. It was discovered in the early 1890s by Max Wolf in Heidelberg on the first “modern” long-exposure, wide-field photographs of the region. It is easier to photograph than to see well, although with large binoculars or low-power rich-field telescopes the “continental” shape can be traced out reasonably well, especially the “Gulf of Mexico”.

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