NGC7000, North America Nebula
This astrophotography image captures the North America Nebula, which is named for its resemblance to the continent. The red areas in the picture depict regions of Hydrogen Alpha (Ha), while the blue areas represent regions of doubly ionized oxygen (Oiii).
Taken at a Bortle 4 location with dark skies, this photo required just 45 minutes of total integration. Despite this relatively short amount of time, the image captures reasonably high contrast in the details of the deep-sky object and the vivid colors of the stars.
This early success marks one of the first successful images in my astrophotography journey. I am excited to continue exploring the beauty of the universe through the lens of my camera, and I look forward to discovering more of that the cosmos has to offer.