M20 Trifid Nebula

M20 or The Trifid Nebula NGC 6514 is an emission nebula in the constellation Sagittarius. Distance is about 2000 - 9000 ly from Earth. Finally a break in the weather allowed me to take this shot with the ED127. Guided with PHD and the guide scope was mounted on top of the ED127. The USB cable was not tied back properly and I believe this has caused some flexure.

Camera Nikon D50 Scope ED127
Mount EQ6-Pro Guiding WO Megrez 72FD, PHD, QHY5
Exposure 9 x 4mins ISO 800 and flats Location Donvale
Date 2009-06-23    
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