The Trifid Nebula (Open Cluster)

Image of Trifid Nebula
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 28 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , Trifid Nebula is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 8° from it.

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Name Trifid Nebula
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
M 20
NGC 6514
Cr 360
Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Magnitude:6.30 (V)[2]
6.30 (B)[1]
Right Ascension:18h02m [1]
Declination:-22°58' [1]
Distance:816.0 parsec
2660.2 lightyears [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-3.26

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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