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Catalogue and alternative designations Trifid Nebula, M20, NGC 6514
Type Emission and Reflection nebulosity 
Position  18 02 25, -22 59 00
Constellation Sagittarius
Camera and Telescope STXL6303 STXL16200 and 36.8cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details This image has two sources. The first is a STXL6303 image using special purpose infrared filters that enable the capturing of near infrared data out to about one micron and the second is a conventional LRGB using the STXL16200 camera. The total exposure time was about 5 hours.
Description The Trifid nebula is one of the best known deep sky objects in the sky.  This blend of visible and near infrared data shows many stars that are obscured in visible light shots and also indications of other structures.