The colorful Trifid Nebula

Photographer
rafaelcompassi
Email
rafaelcompassi@gmail.com
Location of photo
Presidente Lucena - Brazil
Date/Time of photo
07/29/2016
Equipment
GSO 12" F/5, Canon T1i modded
Description
The object is an unusual combination of an open cluster of stars; an emission nebula (the upper, red portion), a reflection nebula (the lower, blue portion) and a dark nebula (the apparent 'gaps' within the emission nebula that cause the trifurcated appearance)
Website
flickr.com/photos/136644136@N04/
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