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 Washington , Trifid Nebula is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:23 (MDT) as the dusk sky fades, 29° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:36, 29° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 23:51, when it sinks below 21° above your south-western horizon.

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Name Trifid Nebula
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
M 20
NGC 6514
Cr 360
Magnitude:6.30 (V) [3]
6.30 (B) [2]
Right ascension:18h02m [2]
Declination:-22°58' [2]
Distance:816.0 parsec
2660.2 lightyrs [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-3.26




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