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NGC 1501 (2013)

I previously processed this but decided to do it again for my planetary nebula collection. It was one of the very first things I attempted and I lacked quite a bit of technique and knowledge about processing. What a difference knowing what you’re doing makes.

It has no common name. I’d call it the Brain Nebula. It looks somewhat like a superior view of a human brain.

Red: hst_11956_05_wfpc2_f673n_wf_sci + hst_11956_05_wfpc2_f658n_wf_sci
Green: hst_11956_05_wfpc2_f656n_wf_sci
Blue: hst_11956_05_wfpc2_f502n_wf_sci + hst_11956_05_wfpc2_f469n_wf_sci

North is NOT up.

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Hubble data is public domain. I do, however, request that you credit me for the processing of the image if you use it.

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