The Trifid Nebula (Open Cluster)

Image of Trifid Nebula
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 29 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Trifid Nebula is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 8° above the horizon at dusk.

Name Trifid Nebula
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
M 20
NGC 6514
Collinder 360
Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Brightness (V):Mag 6.3
Right Ascension:18h02m
Declination:-23°01'
Distance:816.0 parsec
2660.2 lightyears
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-3.26

Ashburn

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Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
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