|M20 - The Trifid Nebula
M21 - Open Star Cluster
LAAstro.com by Bill Patterson
Common Name or Description: Trifid Nebula - cluster with nebulosity
|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.