Triffid Nebula M20 in Sagittarius

Triffid Nebula M20 in Sagittarius

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Caption: View of the Triffid Nebula (Messier 20, M20, NGC 6514) in the constellation Sagittarius. Triffid means divided into 3 lobes, and the object is an unusual open cluster of stars, made up of an emission nebula, a reflection nebula, and a dark nebula (the latter is also designated Barnard 85). Photographed with a QHY8 CCD & 16 scope; 100 minute exposure.

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Keywords: astronomical, astronomy, barnard 85, celestial, dark nebula, emission nebula, m 20, m-20, m20, messier 20, nebula, ngc 6514, ngc-6514, ngc6514, reflection nebula, sagittarius, science, space, star, starry, triffid, triffid nebula, universe

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