NGC 7000
DSS image of NGC 7000
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 7000, 120' x 120' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 7000
North American Nebula

Type  Bright Nebula
Magnitude  4.5
Size  120' x 120'
Right Ascension  20h 59' 17.0"  (2000)
Declination  44° 31' 44" N
Constellation  Cygnus
Description  F, eeL, dif nebulosity
Classification  E
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Sep 27, 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 (LDN934, the Gulf of Mexico) is quite distinct and the void 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
May 19, 1885    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.
― Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, T. W. Webb, 1917
Other Data Sources for NGC 7000
Nearby objects for NGC 7000

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NGC 7000