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Trifid Nebula (M20, NGC6514)


Trifid Nebula is an emission/reflection nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 5.2 light years away in the constellation of Sagittarius. It is referred to as M(20) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is referred to as NGC(6514) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. Trifid Nebula was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier. The Emission/Reflection Nebula's location is 18:02.6 (R.A.) and -23:02 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 9.0 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 6 with an apparent dimension of 28.0 .

Trifid Nebula (M20,NGC6514) is a emission/reflection nebula. It was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(18:02.6), Dec(-23:02) and its distance is calculated 5.2 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 9.0. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 28.0.

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NameTrifid Nebula
TypeEmission/Reflection Nebula
Messier Id20
NGC Id6514
ConstellationSagittarius
TypeEmission/Reflection Nebula
Right Ascension18:02.6
Declination-23:02
Distance (Lt.Yr)5.2
Visual Brightness9.0
Apparent Dimension28.0
Apparent Magnitude6
Year of Discovery1764
DiscovererCharles Messier
CoprightAnglo-Australian Observatory

Trifid Nebula (M20, NGC6514) Emission/Reflection Nebula in Sagittarius