M20

M20, Trifid Nebula, NGC 6514

Name: M20
Alternate Names: NGC 6514, Trifid Nebula
Constellation: Sagittarius
Distance: 5,200 Light Years
Magnitude: 6.3
Size: 28 Arc Minutes
Discovered: Charles Messier June 5, 1764
Fun Facts: M20 consists of several types of objects. The central region is an open star cluster, the red portion is an Emission nebula, the blue portion is a Reflection nebula, and the the dark filaments through the object are Dark nebula.

Telescope: Takahashi TOA-130
Camera: QSI 683
Mount: Losmandy G11
Exposure: R= 10×300 Seconds G= 10×300 Seconds B= 10x300Seconds

Full size is 2961 × 2404 pixels

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