The Trifid Nebula (M20)

Image of the Trifid Nebula
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 28 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , the Trifid Nebula is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:44 (EDT), 25° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:03, 27° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:02, when it sinks below 21° above your south-western horizon.

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Name The Trifid Nebula (M20)
Object type Open cluster
Other names
The Trifid Nebula
M20[1]
NGC 6514[3]
Cr 360[4]
LBN 27[5]
Position
Right ascension:18h02m [3]
Declination:−22°58' [3]
Constellation:Sagittarius
Magnitude:6.30 (V) [4]
6.30 (B) [3]
Distance:816.0 parsec
2660.2 lightyrs [2]
B-V Color (mag):-2.20
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.26
Visibility from Ashburn

All times shown in Ashburn local time.

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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