M20 The Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius
The Trifid Nebula (catalogued as Messier 20 or M20 and as NGC 6514) is an H II region in the north-west of Sagittarius in a star-forming region.
The Trifid is divided into three lobes of red Emission nebula, also it has a blue reflection nebula at the top, and the dark nebula are what divides the 3 red lobes. This is a fantastic combination of Emission, reflection & dark nebula along with the associated star cluster.
It was discovered by Charles Messier on June 5, 1764.
This beautiful Nebula is 4,100 light years from Earth, and spans 42 light years across.
Captured on 03-20-2021 with my Explore Scientific 102mm Triplet APO Refractor telescope, Bisque ME Mount, QHY 183C Cooled Cmos Camera, 80min total exposure, (16 x 300sec subs), SkyX Camera capture software, PHD2, DSS, Pixinsight, & Adobe CS 2021.