The Trifid Nebula (full frame)

The massive star factory known as the Trifid Nebula was captured in all its glory with the Wide-Field Imager camera attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in northern Chile. So named for the dark dust bands that trisect its glowing heart, the Trifid Nebula is a rare combination of three nebulae types that reveal the fury of freshly formed stars and point to more star birth in the future. The field of view of the image is approximately 19 x 26 arcminutes. The Trifid Nebula is also known as NGC 6514 and Messier 20.

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ESO

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso0930b
Type:Observation
Date de publication:26 août 2009
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso0930
Taille:4545 x 6122 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:M 20, Messier 20, NGC 6514, Trifid Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Reflection
Distance:5500 années lumière
Constellation:Sagittarius
Catégorie:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 2 9.56
Position (Dec):-22° 55' 47.35"
Field of view:18.03 x 24.29 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical