Chile, Nightsky

Trifid Nebula

My first attempt at the Trifid Nebula (or M20), a prominent object in the constellation Sagittarius. This nebula is a rare combination of three nebulae types: an emission nebula (the lower, red portion), a reflection nebula (the upper, blue portion) and a dark nebula (the ‘gaps’ within the emission nebula that cause the specific appearance and give it its name). The image is a single shot (106 sec. at ISO 3200) through a telescope.