Antilhue - Chile

M 20 - Trifid
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Designation M 20, NGC 6514, Trifid Nebula
Constellation Sagittarius (Sgr)
Description A beautiful combination of emission (red) and reflection (blue) nebulosity about 25 arcmin in diameter. Visually the emission part shows three of the four lobes, hence the name Trifid. Distance: about 5000 lightyears.

A higher resolution image can be found here.

Exposure LRGB 10:12:12:30 min @ -25C, all 1x1
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided,  CFW-8,   Astronomik Type II LRGB Filterset
Optics Astro-Physics AP155EDFS @ f/7.2 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, Registar, Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 01Aug2002 - 04:00 UTC
Conditions Transparency 8-9,  Seeing 5-6, Temperature -2C