The Trifid Nebula (full frame)

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eso_eso0930b August 26th, 2009

Credit: ESO

The massive star factory known as the Trifid Nebula was captured in all its glory with the Wide-Field Imager camera attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESOs La Silla Observatory in northern Chile. So named for the dark dust bands that trisect its glowing heart, the Trifid Nebula is a rare combination of three nebulae types that reveal the fury of freshly formed stars and point to more star birth in the future. The field of view of the image is approximately 19 x 26 arcminutes. The Trifid Nebula is also known as NGC 6514 and Messier 20.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0930b/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, 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 » Appearance » Emission
Star » Grouping » Cluster » Open
Nebula » Appearance » Reflection
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 18h 2m 9.6s
DEC = -22° 55’ 47.4”
Orientation
North is 0.1° CW
Field of View
18.0 x 24.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Sagittarius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (B) -
Arrow_left_green MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (V) -
Arrow_left_orange MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (H-alpha) -
Arrow_left_red MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope (WFI) Optical (R) -
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ID
eso0930b
Subject Category
B.4.2.1   B.3.6.4.1   B.4.2.2  
Subject Name
M 20, Messier 20, NGC 6514, Trifid Nebula
Credits
ESO
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0930b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Distance in light years from AJ (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008hsf2.book..509R)
Facility
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope, MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Instrument
WFI, WFI, WFI, WFI
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Orange, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
B, V, H-alpha, R
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
270.539817569, -22.929820663
Reference Dimension
4545.0, 6122.0
Reference Pixel
2272.0, 3061.0
Scale
-6.61284233634e-05, 6.61284233634e-05
Rotation
-0.079999999999998725
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.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
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso0930b
Metadata Date
2009-08-24T15:06:38+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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