Hubble's Lagoon in Visible & Near-Infrared
Another version of the anniversary dataset, this time with visible and near-infrared imagery combined into a single image. The pinks and cyans in the visible light version give way for near-infrared wavelengths by shifting into greens and deep blues. Now the near-infrared wavelengths comprise all the reds and oranges of the image. The gas and dust fade like ghosts, becoming nearly transparent, revealing many hundreds of stars once hidden from view.
One of my favorite things to do is to combine unusual or complicated datasets together.
ps - The original news release for the near-infrared only image is here, just in case you missed it. hubblesite.org/image/4151/news_release/2018-21
Data from the following proposal comprises this image:
There is also a WOW page providing direct access to data:
Red: WFC3/IR F160W
Orange: WFC3/IR F125W
Yellow-Green: WFC3/UVIS F658N
Green-Blue: WFC3/UVIS F656N
Cyan: WFC3/UVIS F547M
Blue: WFC3/UVIS F502N
North is NOT up. It is 133.99° clockwise from up.