Cygnus Wall


Cygnus Wall gives us a detailed, close up view, of NGC 7000–the North American Nebula. Deep space has never looked so amazing!


Space is vast, covering an incomprehensible area. Astronomers from the dawn of time have gazed at the heavens and wondered what is out there. Each region of space holds an awe-inspiring site. But perhaps none match this close up view of part of the Cygnus Wall.

NGC 7000, the North American Nebula is a vast region of space. Importantly, for us, it contains the Cygnas Wall, a diffuse and interesting region. This photograph takes us deep into the nebula for a close up view of a small area. But the area here is complex and interesting.

This photograph is a narrowband image. Narrowband imaging lets us see gases, such as hydrogen and oxygen, that aren’t visible to the naked eye. Using wavelength-specific filters, these images are then mapped into colors we can see. Finally, we combine those images will full-color ones, giving us the stunning result.

The next time you look up at the the dark night sky, remember that one of those points of light the Cygnus wall! You might need binoculars or a telescope, but the result is worth it.

More views of Deep Space

M31 Andromeda provides a view of our of near neighbors and Carina Nebula is another stunning narrowband image.

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Matted Photograph, Finished Aluminum


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