Date: September 12th & 15th, 2023
Exposure: 95 x 5 minutes (7h 55min)
About This Image
Telescope: Stellarvue SVX130T-R
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX
Camera: Player One Poseidon-C Pro
Filter: Optolong L-Ultimate 2"
Accessories: 3.5" Feathertouch • Stellarvue SFFR
Guiding: Starfield 50mm Guide Scope • ASI462MC
Software: Photoshop • PixInsight • TheSkyX • Starkeeper Voyager • GraXpert
The Cygnus Wall is a region of concentrated star formation within the North America Nebula (NGC 7000) in the constellation Cygnus. It is named after its resemblance to the shape of Mexico and Central America. The Cygnus Wall is the most active region of the North America Nebula and exhibits the most concentrated star formation. It is around 1600 light-years away from Earth and is glowing due to emissions from atoms of hydrogen. The Cygnus Wall is a popular target for astrophotographers due to its striking appearance and the opportunity to capture the region's intricate details.
The Cygnus Wall is a massive structure that spans over 20 light-years and is composed of gas and dust. The region is distinguished by a glowing-red color caused by the hydrogen Hα emission line. The Cygnus Wall is a site of active star formation, with young, hot stars being born from the dense clouds of gas and dust. The formation of a stellar association in the NGC 7000/IC 5070 complex has been studied through kinematic analysis of stars and gas. The Cygnus Wall is a fascinating region of space that provides insight into the formation of stars and the evolution of galaxies.
Depicted in the HOO color palette inspired by Hubble images.
-  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_America_Nebula
-  https://eksfiles.net/2021/08/the-cygnus-wall/
-  https://skyandtelescope.org/online-gallery/the-cygnus-wall-part-of-the-north-america-nebula-ngc-7000/
-  https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/883591-the-cygnus-wall/
-  https://astrodoc.ca/southern-ngc7000-the-cygnus-wall/
-  https://www.space.com/22071-amazing-cygnus-wall-nebula-skywatching-photo.html
Distance: 1,600 light-years
Size: 20 light-years