Trifid Nebula in visible light

This picture shows a familiar visible-light view of the Trifid Nebula from a small telescope on the ground.

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About the Image

Id:eso1504g
Type:Observation
Release date:4 February 2015, 12:00
Size:3840 x 2708 px

About the Object

Name:M 20, Messier 20, Trifid Nebula
Type:Solar System : Nebula : Appearance : Dark
Solar System : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Solar System : Nebula : Appearance : Emission
Constellation:Sagittarius
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 2 2.89
Position (Dec):-22° 57' 22.10"
Field of view:29.01 x 20.46 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 129.6° left of vertical

 

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