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M20
The Trifid Nebula

Photographs by Matthew T. Russell

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Messier Number:
M20

NGC Number:
NGC 6514

Common Name:
The Trifid Nebula

Constellation:
Sagittarius

Distance from Earth:
~5,200 Light Years

Visual Magnitude:
9.0

Size:
28 arc minutes

M20, The Trifid Nebula

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Date Taken:
5/20/2004

Location:
Black Forest, CO

Equipment:
16" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien
SBIG 10XE, NABG
SBIG CFW-8
Bisque Paramount ME

Exposure Specs:
90 minutes total
Lum: 8x5 min
Red: 3x5 min
Grn: 3x5 min
Blu: 4x5 min

Processed with:
MaximDL v3.0
Adobe Photoshop CS

Copyright 2004, Matthew T. Russell. All rights reserved.