The Cygnus Region with the North American Nebula

50mm f/1.8 Zuiko Lens @ f/2.8, Kodak 400 PPF Color Negative Film, 15 Minutes

The huge North American Nebula (red strucure in the photo) is so named for it's shape. It is one of the striking features of the Northern Milky Way. Believed to be illuminated by the super giant star Deneb in Cygnus, it contains within it's area a loose star cluster, NGC 6997. It is thought to be 1600 light years distant and about 45 light years accross.

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