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The North America Nebula (NGC 7000) pairs with the Pelican Nebula (IC 5070 and IC 5067) in the constellation Cygnus the Swan near that star pattern’s brightest star, Deneb. Both are large emission nebulae whose hydrogen atoms re-emit energy from nearby stars as red light.
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