M20 "Trifid" Nebula | Maurizio Cabibbo

Maurizio Cabibbo
Location of photo
Date/Time of photo
26 June 2011 h. 01.53 am
Takahashi TOA130 and Canon 1000D modified Baader Planetarium. Orion Starshoot Autoguider on Takahashi FSQ106EDXIII. Mount Losmandy G11. 8x6 min shots. Casole d'Elsa (Siena) Italy
Beautiful nebula in the constellation of Sagittarius very close to M8 "Lagoon" nebula. M20 consists in a conspicuous emission nebula (red) and a remarkable reflection nebula (blu). Its name is due to the three-lobed appearance. Its distance itìs about 2,500 light-years from us.
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