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Photographer:

Steve Pastor

Email:

astro3d@pvtnetworks.net

Location of Photo:

Mayhill, New Mexico

Date/Time of photo:

Nights of 23 Nov, 30 Nov, 5 Dec 2016

Equipment:

SBIG 8300c CCD camera and a RCOS 12.5 inch f9 astrograph on a Paramount ME

Description:

The Northern Trifid (aka NGC 1579) is found in the constellation Pegasus. Unlike its southern neighbor Messier 20 from which it got its name, the reddish hues are not a HII region but rather dust lighted by the reflection of a star with an unusual amount of H-alpha emission as well as interstellar extinction (S. J. O'Meara, The Secret Deep, 2011, pp 79-81). Our current understanding suggests the Northern Trifid is a vast dusty star-forming region. Total combined exposure of 8 hr 20 min.

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Steve-Pastor

October 16, 2017 at 8:03 pm

Typo: NGC 1579 is in the constellation Perseus.

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