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About this Object

Object Name:

Trifid Nebula, M20, NGC 6514

Object Description:

Emission Nebula; HII Region

Position (J2000):

R.A. 18h 02m 23s.00
Dec. -23° 01' 48".0

Constellation:

Sagittarius

Distance:

Approximately 9,000 light-years (2800 parsecs)

Dimensions:

This image is roughly 3.9 arcminutes (10.2 light-years or 3.1 parsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

This image was created from HST data from the following proposal: 9104: F. Yusef-Zadeh (Northwestern U.), J. Biretta (STScI), C.R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt U.), and M. Wardle (U. Sydney).

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Date:

2001: June 3, July 5, August 1; 2002: June 18, June 22

Exposure Time:

1.7 hours

Filters:

F502N ([O III]), F656N (H-alpha), F673N ([S II])

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

June 3, 2004

Orientation/Scale: