Thursday, July 19, 2007
Trifid on a Whim!
I took this image with my Canon DSLR through my big telescope, a 10" Schmidt-Newtonian. I was actually adjusting my autoguider and decided to shoot a few images of this object as a test. It turned out so well I kept it.
The Trifid Nebula, otherwise known as Messier 8, is a region located in the Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way. It is a region of young stars formed in the glowing cloud. An open cluster, M21 is located below and to the left.