NOAO image of Trifid Nebula

Esahubble_opo0417j_500

esahubble_opo0417j June 3rd, 2004

Credit: NOAO

Three huge intersecting dark lanes of interstellar dust make the Trifid Nebula one of the most recognizable and striking star birth regions in the night sky. The dust, silhouetted against glowing gas and illuminated by starlight, cradles the bright stars at the heart of the Trifid Nebula. This 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: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0417j/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M 20 Messier 20 NGC 6514 Trifid Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula
Esahubble_opo0417j_1280
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ID
opo0417j
Subject Category
B.4  
Subject Name
M 20, Messier 20, NGC 6514, Trifid Nebula
Credits
NOAO
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0417j/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
2048.0, 2048.0
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
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 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo0417j
Metadata Date
2004-05-25T10:17:45-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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