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Peter Bresler

Trifid Nebula, m20

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Flaming Star Nebula image

Flaming Star Nebula

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Contains: Deep sky object
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Description

This is a natural color image containing around 15 hours of natural color (LRGB) exposure time, and another 10 hours of narrowband hydrogen-alpha which glows red. I used the hydrogen-alpha as the base of the luminance (structure) and enhanced that with the natural color for the structure of the blue reflection nebula. I also blended the H-alpha (which glows red) into the...wait for it...red channel.