M20

M20-LRGB-ca2d610


Dan Crowson

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 – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1×1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2×2

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

2016-06-04T00:00:00

Advertisement