Somehow I ended up looking at this version of NGC 6826 in which the red channel was badly blown out and I also wondered if I could pick and arrange the different filters available to not end up with a lime green nebula. Yet another version, done for Chandra so we can see the x-rays emitting from the nebula, seemed awfully grainy and had a sharpening halo around the center of the nebula.
Inspired by these two, I have created my own version. Also, since the data was readily available, I did my own x-ray version too.
North is up.
Hubble data is public domain, but I put a lot of work into combining it into beautiful color images. The minimal credit line should read: NASA / ESA / J. Schmidt
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