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


M20 (NGC6514) Trifid Nebula
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M20 (NGC6514) Trifid Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 9.25" EdgeHD

Imaging cameras: ZWO Optical ASI 294 MC PRO

Mounts: Celestron CGEMⅡ

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 174mm Mini

Focal reducers: Hyperstar Edge HD HyperStar for Celestron EdgeHD

Software: PixInsight 1.8.6 PixInsight

Filters: Optolong L-pro

Accessory: Telrad Finder

Dates:June 7, 2019

Frames: 110x32"

Integration: 1.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.41 days

Avg. Moon phase: 20.41%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net 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 degrees

Resolution: 1824x1221

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,