Celestron Fastar 8 at prime focus f/1.95, PixCel 237. Six image integration of thirty seconds each, unguided at -5 degrees Celsius. Right hand image post processed with CCDOPS v3.78, log scaled and sharpened. In this image of the Trifid Nebula, one can easily see the dark nebula, B 85, trisecting the cloud. This is what gives the object its name.
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