M77 H-alpha (2014)

Another version of M77 but this time with the H-alpha layer duplicated and set to luminosity mode. This presents the galaxy with an extreme bias towards illuminating the structural details of emissions within the galaxy. More details within the nucleus are also visible. Because the h-alpha data did not cover all parts of the galaxy, I had to crop and rotate the image.

For further information, please see the first version of M77 here.

North is NOT up. It is 40.2° counter-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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