Dates: June 26, 2013
Integration: 10.0 hours
Avg. Moon age: 17.71 days
Avg. Moon phase: 90.53%
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: Home 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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