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Trifid nebula (redirected from NGC 6514)
Trifid nebula (triff -id) (M20; NGC 6514) An emission nebula about 2000 parsecs away in the direction of Sagittarius. There is dark matter associated with the nebula.
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Trifid nebula[′trī‚fid ′neb·yə·lə]
An emission nebula in Sagittarius that consists mostly of hydrogen ionized by hot, young stars, and displays dark lanes formed by dust.
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M20 (NGC 6514
) is quite difficult in binoculars, which show only a small nebulous patch with a stellar centre.
Above (north of) the Lagoon lies the Trifid Nebula (NGC 6514
), which gets its name from the three-spoked dark nebula dividing it.
This is the glow of the nebula itself, which bears the designation NGC 6514
. But the name Trifid comes from the fact that a dark nebula, Barnard 85, divides it into three lobes nearly centered on the 7th-magnitude star.