Fletcher Photos - Trifid and Lagoon Nebulae
"The Trifid & Lagoon Nebulae"

Tri-color on Technical Pan film - 8" f/1.5 Schmidt Camera / Telescope

photo by Bill and Sally Fletcher

- Embedded in the star clouds of Sagittarius, the Trifid Nebula and The Lagoon Nebula are two of the most remarkably detailed clouds of nebulosity in the Milky Way. The bright red color is created as the gas clouds are charged by the hot stars within them. The blue portion of the Trifid Nebula is created by dust reflecting the light of nearby hot stars. Looking closely you will see a wreath of blue surrounding the entire Trifid Nebula.

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