M20 Trifid Nebula

M20 Trifid Nebula
Messier 20 the Trifid Nebula is about 5000 light years away. The object is an unusual combination of an open cluster of stars; an emission nebula (the lower, red portion), a reflection nebula (the upper, blue portion) and a dark nebula (the apparent 'gaps' within the emission nebula that cause the trifurcated appearance.
Author
Peter Jenkins
Telescope
CHI-1
Camera
FLI PL9000
Location
El Sauce Chile
Date of observation
13/9/20
Filters
Astrodon LRGB
Processing
PixInsight Photoshop
Credits
Peter Jenkins/Telescope Live
Submitted on Mon, 09/14/2020 - 21:03