Taken from my Pleasant Hill observatory, this is NGC 7000, otherwise known as the North American nebula. That’s because if you tilt your head slightly to the right, it looks a bit like the continent of North America. It’s mostly a big cloud of hydrogen that is ionized by the radiation from a nearby star. I am particular pleased with the amount of detail visible in the Cygnus Wall, which is left of center. This is an area of dust buildup where new stars are being formed.