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Photographer:

Maurizio Cabibbo

Email:

mau.cab@libero.it

Location of Photo:

Italia

Date/Time of photo:

26 June 2011 h. 01.53 am

Equipment:

Takahashi TOA130 and Canon 1000D modified Baader Planetarium. Orion Starshoot Autoguider on Takahashi FSQ106EDXIII. Mount Losmandy G11. 8x6 min shots. Casole d'Elsa (Siena) Italy

Description:

Beautiful nebula in the constellation of Sagittarius very close to M8 "Lagoon" nebula. M20 consists in a conspicuous emission nebula (red) and a remarkable reflection nebula (blu). Its name is due to the three-lobed appearance. Its distance itìs about 2,500 light-years from us.

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