Supernova Remnant N132D (2014)

This is a tough one. Most of the filters available are wideband but the field of stars is very dense. I used the H-alpha data in a luminosity layer to tame the stars so we can see the nebula itself somewhat. An [O III] filter would have possibly gone a long way. There is a set of old WFPC2 narrowband data I am thinking about processing but it’s cut off a little funny. Well, anyway, this is the best I could do with it.

Red: HST_12001_01_ACS_WFC_F658N_sci + HST_12001_01_ACS_WFC_F850LP_sci
Green: HST_12001_01_ACS_WFC_F550M_sci
Blue: HST_12001_01_ACS_WFC_F475W_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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