The Trifid Nebula

M20_LRGB-da19e16


Rafael Compassi

Presidente Lucena

SW 8″ F/5
ASI1600mm-cool
ZWO EFW
Optolong 1.25″ LRGB filters
L 25×150″
R 8×90″ bin2
G 8×90″ bin2
B 8×90″ bin2
@unity gain
Captured with APT

The Trifid Nebula (catalogued as Messier 20 or M20 and as NGC 6514) is an H II region located in Sagittarius. The object is an unusual combination of an open cluster of stars; an emission nebula (the red portion), a reflection nebula (the blue portion) and a dark nebula (the apparent ‘gaps’ within the emission nebula that cause the trifurcated appearance

2017-06-20T00:00:00

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