The Trifid Nebula, also known as M-20 and NGC-6514, is located in the constellation of Sagittarius. It is an unusual combination of an open cluster surrounded by both emission and reflection nebulae, and trisected by a dark nebula. It lies 5,200 light years from Earth. It was discovered by Charles Messier on June 5, 1764. The entire cluster/nebula complex is over 21 light years in diameter.
This image, acquired on June 29th, 2022, is a 52-minute integration of 2 minute exposures through the Celestron C-11 telescope at f/6.3 using the Starizona Reducer/Corrector III and the ZWO ASI2600MC Pro CMOS camera operating at -15 degrees below ambient temperature and binned 1 X 1. Guided, captured and combined using Maxim DL5 Pro. Post processed using PhotoShop CS2, Gradient XTerminator, StarShrink, DeepSky Colors HLVG, and NoiseWare.