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The Trifid Nebula

M20 another well know jewel encrusted object from the stellar mine fields of Sagittarius. Excavated low on my southern horizon, last night. moonrocksastro.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/M20-astro.jpg

#Astrophotography #Space L180x60 binx2 at F3.8 with drizzle integration plus RGB x 180 x 26×3.

 

 

Imaging telescope: AG14 astrograph

Imaging camera: SX 9.2mp Sony SX814

Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX

 

Distance to Earth: 5,200 light years

Magnitude: 6.3

Coordinates: RA 18h 2m 23s | Dec -23° 1′ 48″

Constellation: Sagittarius

Apparent dimensions : 28 arcmins

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Taken on June 19, 2017