JOHN CHUMACK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOHN CHUMACK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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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