M20, The trifid Nebula in Sagittarius

copyright Robert Gendler 2006

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Composite LRGB image, Total Exposure 9 Hours

Luminance 12.5" RC, 6 Hours

Color 12.5" RC, 3 Hours


Central detail in trifid from previous image collaboration with Jim Misti




Image acquired at the Nighthawk Observatory

Image data acquired remotely using CCDAutoPilot2

RCOS 20RC and 12.5" f/8 Carbon Truss Ritchey-Chrétiens with RCOS Field Flattener / Corrector.

Software Bisque Paramount ME, SBIG STL-11000XM