- Art by Judy Schmidt

100 Planetary Nebulas (2014)

I have updated this to remove Gomez’s Hamburger, which is not a planetary nebula but rather a protoplanetary disk. The picturesque Hen 2-437 has taken its place. See previous version of the collage, now renamed “99 Planetary Nebulas” (I could put “And a Protoplanetary Disk” as a subtitle, hehe!) here. If you would like to download larger sizes, including a 10000 pixel wide lossless PNG, click here. Larger versions are always available for download at my Flickr gallery.

Also, Flickr seems to be allowing me to upload the 10000 pixel wide version now. The previous one was uploaded at half that size. It was bugging out or something last time I tried.

Here is a copy of the original description for your convenience, since it still applies:
Inspired by insect illustration posters, this is a large collage of planetary nebulas I put together bit by bit as I processed them. All are presented north up and at apparent size relative to one another—I did not rotate or resize them in order to satisfy compositional aesthetics (if you spot any errors, let me know). Colors are aesthetic choices, especially since most planetary nebulas are imaged with narrowband filters.

How many of them can you identify?

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

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.