Information on this nebula and how it can be mistaken for a double star is here. I reduced the glare from the star it gets confused with. I’d prefer the focus to be on the nebula itself rather than the relatively bright nearby star.
North is NOT 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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