Star Cygni 57 and the North America Nebula

Part of the North America Nebula and the star Cygnus 57.   This nebula forms a large part of the Milky Way.
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Just off the “East Coast” of the North America Nebula lies the bright binary star 57 Cygni. Embedded deep in the Milky Way, the reds & browns of the background dust and stars provide a nice counter to the blue in the star, just over 500 light years away.

The entire North America Nebula is massive, and I first photographed it last year using my RedCat 51. But portions of the nebula like the Cygnus Wall are beautiful targets on their own.

Astrophotography Capture & Processing Details

Frames: 37×180″ (240 gain)
Integration: 1.9 hours
Avg. Moon age: 23.88 days
Avg. Moon phase: 31.98%

Astrometry.net job: 3524475
RA center: 20h 53′ 46″
DEC center: +44° 18′ 54″
Pixel scale: 0.717 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 24.871 degrees
Field radius: 0.459 degrees

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