The Trifid Nebula (M20)

Posted by azstarman01
on Monday, July 01, 2013

This is an image of the Trifid Nebula, also known as M20. This is an emission/reflection nebula about 5,000 light years away in the constellation Sagitarrius.

May 13 - June 7, 2013

Location: Rancho Hidalgo, NM

Telescope: TEC-140 (F7)

Camera: SBIG ST-8300M

Mount: AP900 GTO

Luminance: 21x20 minutes (binned 1x1)

Red: 12x15 minutes (binned 2x2)

Green: 12x15 minutes (binned 2x2)

Blue: 12x15 minutes (binned 2x2)

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