Cygnus Region with the North American Nebula
f/1.8 Zuiko Lens @ f/2.8, Kodak 400 PPF Color Negative Film, 15 Minutes
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.
to Image Directory