Messing around with the cone nebula and seeing what had already been done with these data I discovered there are some interesting structures which become hidden if you try to cram the near-infrared and H-alpha both into the red channel where they technically belong. I am probably committing some form of processing heresy by representing H-alpha with blue-green but to hell with convention. Please compare it with this image, at HubbleSite.
Reddish orange colors are representing near-infrared data. Greenish blue colors are H-alpha. Blue is a wideband blue filter.
North is almost up. It is 4.5° clockwise from 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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