M20, the Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius.
This color image was created from an 8 minute luminance image stack and 4 minute red, green and blue image stacks.
The luminance channel was taken using 1x1 binning, while each color channel was acquired using 2x2 binning.
The images were combined and balanced automatically using AIP4WIN's automated color tools, using the Equalize Color option.
All images were taken using a 5" f/6 refractor.
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