Gamble Shanesha Descriptions about Messier 20 - Descriptions about Messier 20(Trifid Nebula or The Clover It is a dark reflection and emission nebulae

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Descriptions about Messier 20 (Trifid Nebula or The Clover) It is a dark, reflection, and emission nebulae. It is also a bright object that is a favorite amongst amateur astronomers, this object is so-named because it is a combination open star cluster, emissions nebula, reflection nebula, and a dark nebula that looks like it consists of three lobes. The dust and gas is visible. The Trifid Nebula is remarkable for the three-lobed appearance of its hydrogen emission nebula as well the nearby blue reflection nebula. It (has) a cluster of stars, a little above the Ecliptic, between the bow of Sagittarius and the right foot of Ophiuchus. When looking at M20 through a telescope, what you will see will be less colorful because when it comes to photographs, exposure times and wavelengths cause different colors to become visible. As you can see, photographically, the red emission nebula contained within Messier 20 has a bright blue star cluster in its central portion. It glows red because the ultraviolet light of the
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