Trifid Nebula

The Trifid Nebula-so called, due to it being divided into 3 lobes. The lobes appear to be separated due to bands of dark nebulae.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0417c
Type:Observation
Release date:3 June 2004, 15:00
Size:3164 x 3188 px

About the Object

Name:M 20, Messier 20, NGC 6514, Trifid Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
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Distance:5500 light years
Constellation:Sagittarius


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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 2 21.80
Position (Dec):-23° 2' 4.96"
Field of view:4.79 x 4.83 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 129.9° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
OIII
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
SII
673 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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