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Contains:  Trifid nebula, M 20, NGC 6514
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M20 Trifid, 


            Sergio G. S.
M20 Trifid

M20 Trifid

Technical card

Resolution: 1372x1012

Dates:July 5, 2018

Frames: 18x300"

Integration: 1.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 58.32% job: 2242664

RA center: 270.608 degrees

DEC center: -22.998 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.763 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 70.689 degrees

Field radius: 0.181 degrees

Locations: TUGA Observatory, Porto Feliz, SP, Brazil

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


Revisited M20 with the C11 Edge, much more detail this time.

The object is an unusual combination of an open cluster of stars; an emission nebula (the lower, red portion), a reflection nebula (the upper, blue portion) and a dark nebula (the apparent 'gaps' within the emission nebula that cause the trifurcated appearance; these are also designated Barnard 85)



Sergio G. S.
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

Sky plot

Sky plot


M20 Trifid, 


            Sergio G. S.