|Posted on October 24, 2015 at 7:30 AM|
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by John Nassr
When the season is predominantly cloudy, an astronomer will jump at even a quick patch of starry sky which is like a welcomed and much needed breath of fresh air. Last night was such the case for this deprived astroimager. All the weather allowed was a quick 15 minutes of dark clear sky for me to capture as much light from M20 the Trifid Nebula as possible, before closing in and bringing rain again. The nebula is in Sagittarius inhabiting the dense central part of our own Milky Way galaxy. It is a star-forming stellar nursery similar to M42 in Orion. Here is my catch for the night.