Astrophotography - Jeremiah Sorrells
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North America Nebula

Finished up this project just in time to share it for Halloween. This is the North America Nebula but to me it looks a lot more like the profile of a skull with its mouth open... skull face nebula for today, if you will. Do you see it? Hope you enjoy the image and have a freeky deeky day! Happy Halloween

The North America Nebula is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, close to star Deneb about 1600 light years from Earth. The remarkable shape of the nebula resembles that of the continent of North America, complete with a prominent Gulf of Mexico. It’s oriented on its side for this image!

North America NebulaHydrogen Alpha