The Trifid Nebula, M20
Located about 5,200 ly away in the direction of Sagittarius, the Trifid Nebula is an unusual combination of star cluster, emission, reflection and dark nebulosity in a complex Milky Way field. It is a star-forming region that has already produced the
bright (multiple) star in the centre and the surrounding cluster of roughly 3100 stars. Deep infra-red images also reveal a number of protostars in the early stages of evolution.
|Camera:||SBIG STL11000M, Astrodon filters||Scope:||Takahashi TOA-130 + 1.5X extender, f=1500mm, f11.2 (fov ~1.4°x1°)|
|Mount:||Takahashi EM-200 Temma2||Guiding:||External (E-finder)|
|Filters/Exposures:||L:R:G:B (L bin 1x1, RGB 2x2) = 90:70:70:70min ≡ 5h||Location:||LMDSS Lady's Pass, Victoria, Australia|
|Date:||May 2023||Processing:||CCDStack2, RegiStar and Photoshop CS5|