Trifid Nebula M20

Trifid Nebula, M20

Trifid nebula is a large emission nebula in the constellation of Sagittarius. The nebula's name, Trifid , means divided into three lobes. The brightest portion of the nebula is divided into three parts. You can see it on this picture. I took this picuture with my small telescope, Epsilon160, and SBIG camera. Here's a link to larger image of M20.

Imaging information

Optics: Takahashi Epsilon160, EM200 Mount

Camera: SBIG ST-2000XM, Astronomik Type2C LRGB Filter

Exposure: L=15minx8, RGB=10minx2

Processing Software: Stellaimage5, PhotoshopCS

Location: Totsukawa village, Nara Prefecture, 2005

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