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NGC 7023

A close up view of a section of NGC 7023, also known as the Iris Nebula. Off the top frame, the star HD 200775 shines brightly, illuminating the nebula with blue light. This view includes near-infrared light, revealing the reddened light of stars attenuated by their dusty environment. Red and brown hues represent light shining through dust, while blue represents light reflecting from dust and gas.

 

Data from the following proposal were used to create this image:

The Exciting Wavelength of Extended Red Emission

 

Red: ACS/WFC F850LP

Green: ACS/WFC F625W

Blue: ACS/WFC F475W

 

North is 169.96° clockwise from up.

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Uploaded on June 14, 2020