Animas, New Mexico
Imaged over five nights in May, 2016 from Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.
LRGB – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/27458841035/sizes/l
The Trifid Nebula (M20, NGC 6514, Sh2-30 and others) is a large emission (bottom portion) and reflection (top portion) nebula located approximately 5,200 light-years away in Sagittarius.
Luminance â€“ 24x600s â€“ 240 minutes â€“ binned 1×1
RGB â€“ 8x300s â€“ 40 minutes each â€“ binned 2×2
360 minutes total exposure â€“ 6 hours