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2007-Jul-31, 04:46 PM
Today's astrophoto is brought to you by bloodhound31, it's a photo of the Triffid Nebula.

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2007-Aug-01, 08:06 PM
I love the Trifid. I use this shot for my desktop, but am unsure where it came from. I cropped a pixel off the right side and another off the bottom to make it exactly 1,600 by 1,200. If I do not stretch it, then M-20 lands in about the middle of my screen. My icons line the left side, most of the remaining star-field taking the rest of the space.

The Trifid is unusual in that it can show al three major types of nebulae - blue reflection, red emission, and dark absorption. Although the name implies that there are three dark lanes of dust and gas, I see a fourth in this image.