The diffuse nebula M20, the Trifid Nebula, and the nearby situated open star
cluster M21, are captured in one field of view in this image obtained at
the Burrell Schmidt telescope of Case Western Reserve University's Warner
and Swasey Observatory, located on Kitt Peak near Tucson, Arizona, during
the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. This is an
approximately true-color composite created from BVR images taken in June 1996.
Image size is 51 arc minutes square.
Credit: REU program/NOAO/AURA/NSF
Last Modification: November 19, 2002