The Trifid Nebula, 5000 light-years from Earth, is a star-forming region. The different colors come from light-emitting gas (pink) and starlight-reflecting dust (blue).
Image taken June 2nd, 2008 from south of Tucson, AZ
- Exposure: RGB - 30:30:30 min
- Telescope: Hyperion 12.5"
- Focal Ratio: f/8
- Mount: Astro-Physics 1200GT
- Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
- Notes: Wind caused the stars to be slightly elongated, but the picture was pretty enough to post anyway.