The Trifid Nebula in the constellation of Sagittarius

This chart shows the naked-eye stars in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer). The location of the famous Trifid Nebula (Messier 20) is marked. This glowing star formation region can easily be seen in small telescopes and larger ones reveal the three dark lanes that give the object its name.

Credit:

ESO, IAU & Sky and Telescope

About the Image

Id:eso1504c
Type:Artwork
Release date:4 February 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1504
Size:3338 x 4294 px

About the Object

Name:M 20, Messier 20, Trifid Nebula
Type:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
Category:Illustrations

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