M20, The Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius

copyright Robert Gendler 2014

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Two Frame Mosaic LRGB 35 Hours

14.5" RCOS (Ion Milled Optics), STL11000

Image data acquired by Ryan Hannahoe

small amount of Subaru data added to core area





Image acquired from Moorook Obervatory, Australia

(An affiliation of New Mexico Skies)

Image data acquired remotely using CCDAutoPilot2

RCOS 14.5" RC f/9 Carbon Truss Ritchey-Chrétiens with RCOS Field Flattener / Corrector.

Software Bisque Paramount ME, SBIG STL-11000XM