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Contains:  Trifid nebula, M 20, NGC 6514
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M20 (NGC6514) Trifid Nebula, 


M20 (NGC6514) Trifid Nebula

M20 (NGC6514) Trifid Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 4395x2942

Dates:June 7, 2019

Frames: 110x32"

Integration: 1.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.41 days

Avg. Moon phase: 20.41% job: 2758938

RA center: 18h 2' 22"

DEC center: -22° 58' 58"

Pixel scale: 0.928 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 156.931 degrees

Field radius: 0.682

Locations: Home, Houston, TX, United States

Data source: Backyard


As a continuation of my "famous Hubble images" series I captured M20 the Trifid Nebula. Hubble imaged this one in 1997 using the famous and well-known Hubble Palette filters (Ha, SII, OIII). It is approximately 5,000 light years from Earth and has an apparent magnitude of 6.3. The Trifid is located towards the center of our galaxy which is why there are so many stars visible in this image (originally I thought I had a TON of noise haha). This is one of my favorites because my single shot CCD color camera was able to pick up the Ha and OIII regions of the nebula which I was then able to bring out even more prominently. The term "Trifid" means "divided into 3"; it's easy to see where this nebula gets its name from (there are three distinct regions). I hope you enjoy!



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M20 (NGC6514) Trifid Nebula,