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Contains:  Trifid nebula, M 20, NGC 6514
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Messier 20 - The Trifid Nebula, 


            John Michael Bell...
Messier 20 - The Trifid Nebula

Messier 20 - The Trifid Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 6061x4003

Dates:March 22, 2019

Frames: 30x300"

Integration: 2.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 16.39 days

Avg. Moon phase: 97.03% job: 2614069

RA center: 270.600 degrees

DEC center: -22.926 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.532 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 4.652 degrees

Field radius: 0.537 degrees

Locations: Backyard, Tucson, Arizona, United States

Data source: Backyard


This was one of the first targets I shot when I got into astrophotography a little over a year ago. Now that they sky has come full circle I thought it would be interesting to shoot it again and compare the two images.



John Michael Bell...
License: Attribution Creative Commons

Sky plot

Sky plot


Messier 20 - The Trifid Nebula, 


            John Michael Bell...