M20 - The Trifid Nebula
M21 - Open Star Cluster

LAAstro.com by Bill Patterson
Catalog: M20

Magnitude: 
6.3

Size: 
29.0'

Constellation:

Sagittarius


Common Name or Description:
Trifid Nebula - cluster with nebulosity
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Date Taken:  04/26/03                            Location:  OCA Site - Anza, CA   
Equipment: 
Takahashi FSQ106 telescope & SBIG ST10XME CCD camera
Exposure: 
RGB = 8/8/12 (120 second individual exposures)
Notes:
M21 is visible at the top of the full-sized image.   I went to sleep with clouds covering the sky and woke at 4 am to see calm, clear skies.  This was a rush without guiding to get what I could before sunrise.
Click Here for a BETTER image taken with a Tak FS152 in 4/04