Frosty Leo (2013)

The majestic preplanetary nebula Frosty Leo was imaged by Hubble’s ACS/HRC (Advanced Camera for Surveys / High Resolution Channel) so you could say this is as good as it gets! The only thing that could make this picture better would be some narrowband data.

One thing to note is that the upper right part of the nebula was cut off in the ACS/HRC image. Fortunately, there was some older data from the venerable WFPC2 which enabled me to render the nebula’s portrait complete.

Red: HST_9463_78_ACS_HRC_F814W_sci + hst_06816_03_wfpc2_f606w_wf_sci
Green: Pseudo
Blue: HST_9463_78_ACS_HRC_F606W_sci + hst_06816_03_wfpc2_f606w_wf_sci

North is 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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