NGC 6886 (2013)

My favorite thing about NGC 6886 is that its number designation is as palindromic as it the nebula itself. The central star is just barely visible with this processing. It’s easy to miss but it somehow shows up in the f555w data even though it’s invisible in the other two channels.

Corners are missing data.

Red: hst_11122_15_wfpc2_f658n_pc_sci
Green: hst_07501_07_wfpc2_f555w_pc_sci
Blue: hst_08773_06_wfpc2_f502n_pc_sci

North is 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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