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Contains:  B85, M 20, M20, NGC 6514, Sh2-30, Trifid nebula
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M20 - Trifid Nebula and Gacrux :-), 


            Daniel Nobre
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M20 - Trifid Nebula and Gacrux :-)

Technical card job: 2779798

RA center: 18h 2' 10"

DEC center: -23° 1' 13"

Pixel scale: 1.319 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 81.371 degrees

Field radius: 0.625 degrees

Resolution: 2762x2002

Data source: Backyard


Hi guys and girls, how are you? Hope you are fine!

Before a huge cold front take the clear sky tropics, I was able to get this two simple images: Trifid Nebula and a star I love too much (along with Alpha Crucis) - Gacrux, Gamma Crucis ou Rubídea :-) Hope you enjoy!

Trifid Nebula 21 x 400s
Gamma Crucis 20 x 300s

from Wikipedia:

Gacrux , Gamma Crucis (Latinised from γ Crucis, abbreviated Gamma Cru, γ Cru), is the nearest class M giant star to the Sun. With an apparent visual magnitude of +1.63, this is the third-brightest star in the southern constellation of Crux (the Southern Cross) and is listed 26th of the brightest stars in the night sky. A line from the two "Pointers", Alpha Centauri through Beta Centauri, leads to within 1° north of this star. Distance has been determined using parallax measurements made during the Hipparcos mission, yielding 88.6 light-years (27.2 parsecs) from the Sun.



Daniel Nobre
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    M20 - Trifid Nebula and Gacrux :-), 


            Daniel Nobre
  • M20 - Trifid Nebula and Gacrux :-), 


            Daniel Nobre

Sky plot

Sky plot


M20 - Trifid Nebula and Gacrux :-), 


            Daniel Nobre