The Trifid Nebula also known as Messier 20 or M20. For other DSO objects see Messier objects.

Messier 20 or M20 is the well-known "Trifid nebula" which lies closely north of the star, 4 Sagittarii in the constellation Sagittarius. A very curious object, with three dark lanes radiating from the centre.

17 h 56 m '3, S. 23 2'

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