Cone Nebula (2014)

Messing around with the cone nebula and seeing what had already been done with these data I discovered there are some interesting structures which become hidden if you try to cram the near-infrared and H-alpha both into the red channel where they technically belong. I am probably committing some form of processing heresy by representing H-alpha with blue-green but to hell with convention. Please compare it with this image, at HubbleSite.

Reddish orange colors are representing near-infrared data. Greenish blue colors are H-alpha. Blue is a wideband blue filter.

SMOV3b ACS Early Release Observations (HST Proposal 8992)

Red: HST_8992_06_ACS_WFC_F814W_sci
Green: HST_8992_06_ACS_WFC_F658N_sci
Blue: HST_8992_05_ACS_WFC_F435W_sci

North is almost up. It is 4.5° clockwise from 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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