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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:

ptical and infrared imaging of the Lagoon Nebula (M8)

 

There is also a WOW page providing direct access to data:

STScI Outreach Imaging of M8 (Lagoon Nebula) - April 2018

 

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.

 

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Uploaded on May 13, 2018