Trifid Nebula


Description of object: M20, a nebula found in a rich region of Sagittarius, is also known as the Trifid Nebula. See below for a larger view of the nebula.

Image Information: 22:25 June 26, 2002. The above image was created from ten sum stacked images each one being a 20 second exposure. 

Moon Illumination: 94%

Telescope and Camera Information: Meade 12 in. f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain with an Apogee AP6E CCD Camera.

Trifid Nebula Crop