North America Nebula, 9-10 August 2008

These images are the first I’m really happy with. They’re the first I shot flat frames for and it makes all the difference.

This is NGC 7000, the North America Nebula, so called because it sort of resembles the continent. Cock your head to the left and you’ll start to see the resemblance--the dark “bay” in the upper-center-right is the Gulf of Mexico.

Shot 9-10 August 2008, ISO 800, Exp 9x5m, f/5.2, Canon EOS 5D & Televue NP127is, from Rock Springs Parking Lot, Mt. Tamalpais State Park.

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