The Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius is one of the most beautiful and recognisable nebula. For decades appearing on television, in movies, on album artwork and as a general background image in anything needing a spacey-looking theme. The Trifid Nebula is far from stereotypical. There really is no other nebula like it with it's combination of incredible red/pink hydrogen flower dissected by dark dust lanes and beautiful blue reflection nebula above.
This image was Highly Commended in the 2010 Astronomy Photographer of the Year run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich after being short-listed from over 400 international entries.
Telescope: a Ritchey-Chretien telescope with 406mm diameter mirror at f/7 with a focal length of 2.8 metres.
Camera: 3056 x 3056 x 12 pixel Apogee Alta U9000, thermo-electrically cooled astronomical CCD camera.
The Print is a high-resolution archival-quality print onto 250GSM gloss photographic paper
The Frame is very durable black aluminium with 1mm clear UV-protected polycarbonate (no glass).
Photographer: Eddie Trimarchi
Available in two sizes, A2: 594 x 420mm and A3: 420 x 297mm