NGC 6210 "Turtle in Space" (2013)

Looking at this one, I get the impression that perhaps we aren’t seeing its best side. It’s always hard to get a sense for what’s in front and what’s in back but this one is especially difficult. At first it seems random and asymmetrical but running vertically through the image is a curve which looks a lot like a graph of the cube of x.

The outer portions are a tad grainy and blurry because they are WF data while the inner section came from the PC chip so it’s nice and smooth.

Red: hst_08773_05_wfpc2_f658n_pc_sci
Green: hst_08773_05_wfpc2_f555w_pc_sci + hst_06792_01_wfpc2_f502n_wf_sci
Blue: hst_06792_01_wfpc2_f502n_wf_sci + hst_08773_05_wfpc2_f502n_pc_sci

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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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