The Northern Trifid Nebula

Formally NGC1570, the “Northern Trifid” is a combination of an emission nebula (the red parts, which is ionized Hydrogen emitting its own light) and a reflection nebula (the blue parts, which is starlight reflecting off dust.) You can also see hints of the dust surrounding this area, which is difficult to capture under the light-polluted skies here. It’s not the prettiest object in the night sky, but it’s a challenge – especially given our persistently cloudy skies lately!

Northern Trifid

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