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The North America Nebula
The North America Nebula (NGC 7000) or also know as Caldwell 20 to me is interesting and worth exploring because it covers more than 4 times the size of the full moon. This nebula is very large and unable to be seen without the help of binoculars or telescopes. The North America nebula as well as the nearby Pelican Nebula is located in the Orion Arm of the Galaxy. Distance to this nebula has been estimated from between about 1800 and 2000 light years away. The astronomer that has been credited the discovery of the North America nebula was William Herschel. He was a famous 18th century British astronomer who became famous for the discoveries of Uranus and infrared radiation. He discovered the North America nebula when he found the star cluster NGC 6997.
Article posted November 29, 2009 at 03:57 PM •
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Thats an amazing picture.
Comment Posted on December 17, 2009 at 08:52 PM by
That picture is amazing!
Comment Posted on December 17, 2009 at 08:51 PM by
Cool! William Hershel also discovered the nebula I researched, the Cats Eye Nebula
Comment Posted on December 17, 2009 at 04:21 PM by
that's strange, that's it covers so much of the sky and it can't be seen by the naked eye................why is that? is it that dim??
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