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Contains:  Trifid nebula, M 20, NGC 6514
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THE TRIFFID NEBULA, 





    
        

            Alfredo Vargas
THE TRIFFID NEBULA

THE TRIFFID NEBULA

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Technical card

Resolution: 4944x3284

Dates:May 26, 2019

Frames: 30x300"

Integration: 2.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.98 days

Avg. Moon phase: 51.77%

Astrometry.net job: 2713994

RA center: 270.592 degrees

DEC center: -22.922 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.340 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 286.172 degrees

Field radius: 0.280 degrees

Locations: BACKYARD, DAVENPORT, FLORIDA, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Messier 20, the Trifid Nebula, is a stunningly beautiful deep-sky object consisting of red emission, blue reflection, and dark nebulosity. The dark nebula which forms the three prominent dust lanes is Barnard 85.
M20 is located in the constellation of Sagittarius a degree and a half north-northwest from M8, the Lagoon Nebula.
The Trifid is only 300,000 years old and is a star forming region. A hot young star in the center illuminates the nebula.
M20 lies 9,000 light-years away, and subtends an apparent angle of 20 arcminutes, which corresponds to a true size of 30 light-years in space. It shines at magnitude 6.3.

ASI071MC-PRO
GAIN=90
OFFSET=20
30 X 300s

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Alfredo Vargas
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THE TRIFFID NEBULA, 





    
        

            Alfredo Vargas