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Xi Cygni is the central star in the North America Nebula

Xi Cygni and nebulosity

This image shows part of the North America Nebula (NGC 7000) in the constellation Cygnus the Swan. The orange supergiant Xi Cygni (also known as 62 Cygni) is the central star, together with the “west coast” of NGC 7000. (2.4-inch Takahashi FS-60C refractor at f/6.2, Quantum Scientific Instruments QSI 540wsg CCD camera, Hydrogen-alpha/RGB image with exposures of 60, 10, 10, and 10 minutes, respectively)

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