Trifid Nebula    M20

M20 is a beautiful star nursery located in the constellation Sagittarius 2200 light years away. The star field can be seen with a pair of binoculars.

Imaged in my backyard with a 10" LX200 @ f6.3 with a ST8E/AO-7 CCD camera on 6/18/01. 1200 lumanance binned @ 1x1, 600 red, 600 green and 1200 blue binned @ 2x2. Camera was cooled to -20c.