Closeup of Proplyd in Trifid Nebula

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esahubble_opo0417e June 3rd, 2004

Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)

The Trifid Nebula, also known as Messier 20 and NGC 6514, lies within our own Milky Way Galaxy about 9,000 light-years (2,700 parsecs) from Earth, in the constellation Sagittarius.

Image Source: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0417e/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M 20 Messier 20 NGC 6514 Trifid Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula » Appearance » Emission » H II Region
Nebula » Appearance » Dark » Proplyd
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 18h 2m 23.3s
DEC = -23° 1’ 35.0”
Orientation
North is 129.9° CW
Field of View
0.1 x 0.1 arcminutes
Constellation
Sagittarius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_ Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical (OIII) 502.0 nm
Arrow_left_ Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical (H-alpha) 656.0 nm
Arrow_left_ Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical (SII) 673.0 nm
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ID
opo0417e
Subject Category
B.4.2.1.1   B.4.2.3.3  
Subject Name
M 20, Messier 20, NGC 6514, Trifid Nebula
Credits
NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0417e/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFPC2, WFPC2, WFPC2
Color Assignment
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
OIII, H-alpha, SII
Central Wavelength
502, 656, 673
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
270.596969658, -23.0263932628
Reference Dimension
270.0, 270.0
Reference Pixel
135.0, 135.0
Scale
-8.41845149219e-06, 8.41845149219e-06
Rotation
-129.92
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo0417e
Metadata Date
2004-05-18T12:01:01-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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