Illustration from the Czech children's book, Naměsíc a ještě dál. Illustrated by Otokar Stafl, 1931 If anyone knows ANYTHING about this book, including an English translation of the book's title, please let me know.
/ NGC Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius. Its name means 'divided into 3 lobes.' The object is an unusual combination of an open cluster of stars; an emission nebula; a reflection nebula & a dark nebula about 5200 light years away.