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Discovered by Charles Messier in the year 1764, the Trifid Nebula M20 is recognizable by its lobed appearance and blue reflection nebulosity at the northern end. Open star cluster M21 is above M20 in this image.
Taken at the 2006 Texas Star Party by Vance Bagwell on April 28th, 2006. RGB was 10-5-10 minutes. Luminance data has not been added to this image.
NJP mount and SBIG ST10XME CCD Camera graciously on loan from the Three Rivers Foundation for the Arts and Sciences. www.3rf.org