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The TRIFID nebula.

The TRIFID nebula.

The Trifid Nebula (catalogued as Messier 20 or M20 and as NGC 6514) is an H II region located in Sagittarius.
Its name means 'divided into three lobes'.
The object is an unusual combination of an open cluster of stars, an emission nebula (the lower, red portion),
a reflection nebula (the upper, blue portion) and a dark nebula (the apparent 'gaps' within the emission nebula that cause the trifid appearance; these are also designated Barnard 85.(WIKI)

Imaged with 10" POWERNEWT Astrograph.
46 min for LUM 6 mins for each RGB channel (Total of 64 minutes)
SBIG ST8300M with FW5 filterwheel and BAADER LRGB filters.

Imaged from the NEGEV desert in ISRAEL

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