M20, the Trifid Nebula

An emission nebula in Sagittarius. This photo has been digitally processed to remove the trail of lights from an airplane that passed in front of the nebula.

Date: September 17, 2001 + June 8, 2002
Exposure: 45 minutes + 30 minutes
Telescope: LX200 10" @ f/10
Guiding: SBIG STV
Camera: Olympus OM-1
Film: Fuji 800 + Kodak Supra 400
Scanned: Hewlett Packard S20
Processed: Images combined in RegiStar. Adjusted curves in Adobe PhotoShop 6.

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