- Art by Judy Schmidt

Dusty Lagoon (2014)

This is just a great old dataset from 1995 that I knew I had to try once I spotted it. There are no less than 8 separate filters available to play around with and half of them also have offset data available so that you can easily clean up seams and other artifacts.

I definitely recommend this to anyone who simply enjoys processing astro images. It can easily be found in the HLA by searching for HD164740. Expand the search radius and there are some more images you might think of including.

I am going to try a second version which will hopefully provide a view with less black squares but there are less filters to choose from so it may not work out so well.

A HubbleSite article on this is available here. One of the press release images is annotated which is very useful for understanding what is being presented.

Colors are roughly represented by the following list. I used f673n on a 55% opacity luminosity layer to elucidate further details and calm down the intensity of the brightest region a little.

Red: f814w + f673n + f658n
Green: f656n + f547m
Blue: f502n + f487n

North is NOT up. It is 55.7° clockwise from up.

Copyright information:
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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