Trifid Nebula

The Trifid Nebula is located in the constellation of Sagittarius. This stunning image of the much-photographed, dynamic cloud of gas and dust, was taken at the Gemini North Observatory with the GMOS instrument, which uses software developed by NOAO.

Image Credit: Gemini Observatory/GMOS Image. For high resolution images, see the Gemini Press Release (2002-10).