NGC 7000 North America Nebula

North America Nebula, NGC 7000, approx 1600 light years from the Earth, is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, close to Deneb (the tail of the swan and its brightest star). The remarkable shape of the nebula resembles that of the continent of North America, complete with a prominent Gulf of Mexico.

Technical info:
TS 80mm f6 APO triplet refractor – Canon 40D – Exposure: 3h 41min (41x300sec)