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Trifid Nebula - M20

Trifid Nebula - M20

The Trifid Nebula (also known as Messier 20 and NGC 6514) is an H II region located in Sagittarius. The nebula's name means "divided into three lobes". The object is a remarkable collection of open cluster, emission nebula (the lower, red portion), reflection nebula (the upper, blue portion) and dark nebula (the septation within the emission nebula causing the trifid appearance, also designated Barnard 85).

Scope: William Optics FLT98 Alu @ f6.4
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
Camera: ATIK 314L
Filters: LRGB Baader
Guiding: OAG-9 SSAG
Total exposure (2 nights) ~ 8h
Location: Mt. Parnon Greece