M20 Triffid Nebula LRGB
Man it is a long week end. The wife and I had a good time at the AR get together! It was a sleep deprived week end with attemps at imaging also. I managed 60min (10min subs)of capture of the Triffid last night in LRGB before my guide star got lost (I was trying to get some sleep).
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Trifid Nebula (catalogued as Messier 20 or M20 and as NGC 6514) is an H II region located in Sagittarius. Its name means 'divided into three lobes'. The object is an unusual combination of an open cluster of stars, an emission nebula (the lower, red portion), a reflection nebula (the upper, blue portion) and a dark nebula (the apparent 'gaps' within the emission nebula that cause the trifid appearance; these are also designated Barnard 85). Viewed through a small telescope, the Trifid Nebula is a bright and colorful object, and is thus a perennial favorite of amateur astronomers