"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."
Messier 20 NGC 6514 The Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius.
Imaging Telescope or Lens: Taken with an Astro-Tech 12" Ritchey - Chrétien Reflector Astrograph
The famous Trifid Nebula is catalogued as Messier 20. "Its name means divided into three lobes" This target shows four different classes of deep - sky objects in one: star clusters, emission nebula (red hues}, reflection nebula (blue hues), and dark nebula (brown features; also designated barnard 85). It lies 5,200 light years away in Sagittarius. The Trifid Nebula is a star forming region in Scutum spiral arm of the Milky Way.
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