Tuesday, July 16, 2013

M20 Trifid Nebula

A star forming region toward the constellation Sagittarius provides a vast dust lane of threaded dark filaments highly visible in the central region.  Known as Messier 20 (M20), the Trifid Nebula is a distance of 9,000 light years away.

M20, Trifid Nebula
5min X 20
Camera: QHY8pro
Telescope: Celestron 11" Edge HD guided
Mount: Celestron CGE Pro
Location: Lubbock, TX
Dates: July 13, 2013

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