Deep and Wide: Stunning Amateur View of the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae

Here’s a beautiful deep look at a wide-field view of the Lagoon Nebula (M8, NGC 6523) and the Trifid Nebula (M20, NGC 6514) along with star cluster M21 and star forming region NGC6559. Amateur astronomer and astrophotographer Terry Hancock from Michigan says this is one of his favorite fields of view to observe. » 8/09/13 4:20pm 8/09/13 4:20pm

Three-Part Nebula Offers A Glimpse At The Inner Workings Of A Star…

This nebula is called the Trifid Nebula, so named for how the dark band of gas separates it into three parts. But this image of the three-lobed nebula reveals another threesome: the three stages of early star formation. » 8/26/09 4:00pm 8/26/09 4:00pm