Day of the Triffids? Night of the Trifid

Day of the Triffids?  Night of the Trifid
The Trifid Nebula, Messier 20, is a star-forming region, rich in gas and dust.

The central nebula appears divided into three(ish!) lobes by filaments of foreground dust. The red colour is due to hydrogen-alpha emission, arising from gas ionized by radiation from newly-formed hot stars. At the margins of the nebula, dust reflects the blue light from the same stars.
Author
ian howarth
Telescope
CHI-1
Camera
FLI PL9000
Location
Chile
Date of observation
2019 March
Filters
LRGB (2.0/0.5/0.9/0.8 hr)
Processing
Pixinsight
Credits
Telescope Live/ian howarth
Submitted on Thu, 05/14/2020 - 12:45