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Contains:  B85, M 20, M 21, M20, M21, NGC 6514, NGC 6531, PK006+00.1, Sh2-30, Trifid Nebula, Trifid nebula
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The Trifid Nebula - Messier 20 in LRGB

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Imaging telescopes or lenses:Takahashi TOA-150

Imaging cameras:FLI ML16200

Mounts:Astro-Physics AP 1600 with encoders

Guiding telescopes or lenses:Takahashi TOA-150

Guiding cameras:Lodestar Autoguider X2

Software:PixInsight

Filters:Finger Lakes Instruments LuminanceBlueGreenRed


Frames:
Blue: 21x300"
Green: 12x300"
Finger Lakes Instruments Luminance: 42x300"
Red: 26x300"

Integration: 8.4 hours


Astrometry.net job: 3566269

RA center: 18h 2' 41"

DEC center: -22° 57' 57"

Pixel scale: 1.129 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 5.497 degrees

Field radius: 0.903 degrees


Resolution: 4500x3600

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest

Description

Funny how I never had an image of this object by itself until now. I had some data of it in wider field images, along with some that included M8, but this is the first time it is by its lonesome.

I love M20 though, I feel like it is often overshadowed by its big brother M8. Hopefully this image does it justice when it is on its own!

Thanks for looking, and as always, clear skies!

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matherneconnor
Connor Matherne
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            Connor Matherne