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Trifid Nebula
M20 | Messier 20 | NGC 6514
Trifid means "divided into 3": the red region is an emission nebula, the blue region is a reflection nebula, and the dark lanes are due to a dark nebula.

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9 Jun 2016

10 Sep 2010

4 Jul 2005

17 Sep 2004

Night of:Wednesday June 8, 2016
Site:Palomar Mountain
Local Time:2:30 AM | Jun 9, 2016
RA:18h 02m 23s
Declination:-23d 02'
Distance:5200 light years
Magnitude:+6.3 mV
Camera Settings:
Camera:Celestron NightScape + f/6.3 Reducer
Pixel Scale:1.45 arcsec
Image Size:1259 x 1223 pixels (1.5 MP)
30.4' x 29.6'
Exposure:60 sec
Stacked Frames:13
Total Integration:13 minutes
Post Processing:processed with flats
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