NGC 6751 (2013)

Toss this one in the pile of astronomical things which look like eyes. At first glance this closely resembles someone’s iris. After closer inspection we are forced to realize it’s really a bunch of glowing gas.

Red: hst_08773_03_wfpc2_f658n_pc_sci
Green: hst_07501_03_wfpc2_f555w_pc_sci
Blue: hst_08773_03_wfpc2_f502n_pc_sci

North is NOT up, it’s 35.8° clockwise from up

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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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