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 core is an open star cluster, the red portion is an Emission nebula, the blue portion is a Reflection nebula, and the dark filaments that run through the object are a dark nebula.

Telescope: Takahashi TOA-130
Camera: QSI 683
Mount: Losmandy G11
Exposure: R= 3×600 Seconds G= 3×600 Seconds B= 3×600 Seconds

Full size is 3002 × 2504 pixels

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