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7/17/03 NGC7000 The North American Nebula

I stuck a 55mm SLR lens on the ST8i, mounted it piggy back on the LX200 and pointed at the constellation Cygnus, the Swan. Here's the result, my first truely wide field image. If my calculations are correct, this is a whopping 318.5x477.5 arcminutes. I swear it's a complete and total coincidence but the same shot can be found on page 118 of the August 2003 Sky and Telescope. Great minds think alike!