M20
The Trifid Nebula is an H II region located in Sagittarius. The nebula's name means "divided into three lobes". The object is a remarkable collection of open cluster, emission nebula (the lower, red portion), reflection nebula (the upper, blue portion) and dark nebula (the septation within the emission nebula causing the trifid appearance).
Equipment: Exposure details: Location:
Telescope: TEC180FL
Mount: Astro Physics Mach1GTO
Camera: SBIG ST-10XME
Filters: Astrodon LRGB
Luminance: 9x5min
Red: 6x10min
Green: 6x10min
Blue: 6x10min
Parnonas, Peloponnisos, Greece
N 37o09'21'' - E 22o35'13''
Elevation:1420m
26 July 2008
Image details:
Acquisition: MaxImDL Reduction/stacking: MaxImDL RGB weights: G2V Star
RGB combine: MaxImDL LRGB creation: Photoshop CS3
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