North America Nebula 16 x 20 high definition Print by Len DiPinto on aluminum. Frame and hanging materials not included.
Like many glowing reddish-pink nebula, the North America Nebula is an HII region, a large cloud of hydrogen that’s ionized by hot stars embedded within the nebula. Astronomers once thought the brilliant star Deneb set this nebula aglow, but the very hot 6th-magnitude star HD 199579, one of the many stars buried within the nebula, is the culprit. The remarkable shape of the nebula resembles that of the continent of North America, complete with a prominent Gulf of Mexico. The nebula is approximately 1,800 light years from earth and spans 100 light years in size.
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