NGC 7000 and IC 5070 in Cygnus

The North America Nebula - NGC 7000 and IC 5070 in Cygnus - Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

The North Amer­ica (NGC 7000, left) and Pel­ic­an Neb­u­lae (IC 5070, right) count among the greatest neb­u­lae in sum­mer sky. The vis­ible clouds appear as two dis­tinct objects sep­ar­ated by a thick dust lane.

The image is cre­ated from nar­row­band images select­ing SII, Ha and OIII spec­tral lines map­ping to red, green and blue know as Hubble Palette. The field cov­ers about 3.5° x 3.5°. The light strike to the right is the reflec­tion of Deneb (alpha Cygni) just out­side of the field of view. North is up in this image.

[descrip­tion from ‘A Year in the Life of the Uni­verse’ by Gendler]


Taka­hashi FSQ-106EDX III
Andor CG16M
Astro­don Gen2
SII­HaOIII 330:420:420 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart Sh2-129 and OU4

North America Nebula - Sky Chart - Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

Image cre­ated by Skychart

About Me

Hello, my name is Martin Rusterholz. I’m a Swiss amateur astrophotographer living near Zurich, the biggest town in Switzerland. My interest in astronomy started when I was 16. At that time, I built my first Newtonian telescope and mount. I studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) which was the only study including at least some aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. “Looking at the nights sky is an experience touching everybody deeply inside, something common to all human beings independent to the language spoken by the individuals”. Deep-sky astrophotography is my passion.