M20 - The Trifid Nebula

M20 - The Trifid Nebula
This deep sky target is a wonderful mix of an open cluster, an emission nebula, a reflection nebula and a dark nebula. It lies in the constellation Sagittarius and was discovered by Charles Messier in 1974! It is relatively close to Earth compared with any other DSOs that I have captured lying 5,200 light years away.
Author
Helena Cochrane
Telescope
CHI-1 Planewave CDK24
Camera
FLI ProLine PL9000
Location
Chile
Date of observation
10/09/20
Filters
L R G B
Processing
Photoshop and Topaz De Noise
Credits
19
Submitted on Sun, 09/13/2020 - 10:08