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M20 Trifid Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron NexStar 8SECelestron Reducer - Corrector Item # 94175

Imaging camera: SBIG STT 8300M

Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Guiding camera: SBIG STT 8300M

Focal reducer: Celestron f/6.3 FR/FF

Software: PixInsight

Filters: Baader H-alpha 7nm Baader OIII 8,5nm

Resolution: 3358x2536

Dates: June 26, 2013

Frames: 20x1800"

Integration: 10.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 17.71 days

Avg. Moon phase: 90.53% job: 96788

RA center: 270.621 degrees

DEC center: -22.998 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.013 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.872 degrees

Field radius: 0.592 degrees

Locations: Stanford Faculty Observatory, Stanford, California, United States


The Trifid Nebula is an Hydrogen II region located in Sagittarius. Its name means 'divided into three lobes'. The object is an unusual combination of an open cluster of stars; an emission nebula, a reflection nebula and a dark nebula.




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