Ruud de Vries - Dutch Backyard Astrophotography

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M20, Trifid Nebula

Messier 20 or the Trifid Nebula is an H II region located in Sagittarius. It was discovered by Charles Messier on June 5, 1764.Its name means 'divided into three lobes'. The object is an unusual combination of an open cluster of stars; an emission nebula (red portion), a reflection nebula (blue portion) and a dark nebula.

Name and aliases M 20, NGC 6514
Common names Trifid Nebula
Type Open (galactic) Cluster
Coordinates 18:02:42.00 -22:58:18.0
Radial velocity -5.0 km/s
Magnitude 6.3 (B)
Size 20.0 x 20.0 (arcminutes)
Link Simbad
Link HyperLeda

M20 Trifid Nebula

Camera
Canon 60d (modded)
Telescope
TS 90/600
Mount
Skywatcher HEQ5
Flattener
TSFlat2,5
Guiding camera
Starlight Xpress Lodestar
Exposure
17 * 600sec