This stunning image of the Trifid Nebula was taken from Karnataka, India.
Astrophotographer Navaneeth Unnikrishnan captured the star factory using a DSLR camera and tracking mounted telescopes.
The Trifid Nebula (Messier 20 or NGC 6514) is a combination of emission nebula (the red area) and reflection nebula (the blue area) and dark nebula. [What Do You See? Strange Nebula Shapes (Photos)]