Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Contains:  M 20  ·  NGC 6514  ·  Trifid Nebula
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Trifid Nebula, 


Trifid Nebula
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Trifid Nebula

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Technical card

Astrometry.net job: 3814305

RA center: 18h 2' 30"

DEC center: -22° 55' 55"

Pixel scale: 2.097 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.984 degrees

Field radius: 0.566 degrees

Resolution: 1168x1551

Locations: DeepSkyWest, Rowe, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest


There is a lot going on the Trifid Nebula! The red part is glowing emission from ionised gas within. The blue part glows because it is energised by nearby stars. Dark nebulae appear to trace across its surface, and a cluster of stars lies nearby.

LRGB image created using PixInsight (for calibration, registration, integration) and Adobe Lightroom (for cosmetic adjustments). 900s exposures (16xL, 20xR, 14xG, 16xB). Captured in New Mexico at Deep Sky West, using a QSI683wsg-8 camera on a Takahashi FSQ-106.


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Trifid Nebula,