The Trifid Nebula (M20)

Posted by astrobishop
on Sunday, April 25, 2010

by John Bishop


Located 7600 L.Y. distant in the constellation Sagitarius, the trifid nebula is an unusual combination of an open star cluster along with emission, reflection and dark nebulae. Imaged 4/25/2010 from Mineral, Tx. Stack of four eight minute exposures at F8 with a sixteen inch Meade RCX-400, spectrum modified cooled Canon 40D, processed in Maxim DL and Photoshop CS2.

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