North America Nebula (NGC7000) is an emission nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 1,600 light years away in the constellation of Cygnus.
It is also referred to as NGC(7000) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.
The Emission Nebula's location is 20:59:17 (R.A.) and 44:31:44 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 4.00 Magnitude . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.
North America Nebula (NGC7000) has a radius of 50 light years or to put it another way, it has a diameter of 100 light years. It would take a space ship 100 years travelling at the speed of light to get from one side to the other.
|Name||North America Nebula (NGC7000)|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||4.00|
|Naked Eye Visible||Yes - Magnitudes|
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