Picture of the Day: The North-American nebula


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NGC7000 and the Pelican nebula. © Mick Hyde. All rights reserved.

Here’s a truly gorgeous image by astrophotographer Mick Hyde, a mosaic of NGC 7000 (the North American nebula) and the Pelican nebula (IC 5070).

The structure on the upper left side is the North American nebula, with the darkest lobe of dust near the center forming the “Gulf of Mexico.” The star-forming region is located approximately 1,600 light years away in the constellation of Cygnus the Swan.

On the upper right is another celestial water bird, the Pelican nebula, a bright curve of ionized gas suggesting the shape of a pelican’s head and neck.

 Check out a wider view of this region here, and see this and more of Mick’s work on his Flickr page here.

Image © Mick Hyde.

New Views of the North America Nebula

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/102776/amazing-astrophoto-the-north-american-nebula-by-mick-hyde/#ixzz2VoxyzL5X

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