An example of an image created with ESA/ESO/NASA Photoshop FITS Liberator

This previously unreleased colour image of the planetary nebula NGC 5979 was combined from raw FITS files with the ESA/ESO/NASA Photoshop FITS Liberator. In the top row the raw greyscale images are seen. Four individual exposures were combined to form this colour image and the colour filters for the individual exposures are indicated. The number refers to the colour, or wavelength, of light that the filter allows through. This is measured in nanometres (a millionth of a millimetre). The N's and W's in the filter name refer to whether the filter is a narrow-band (N) or a wide-band filter (W). The second row shows the individual exposures after a colorising layer has been applied in Photoshop.

Credit:

ESA, ESO and NASA

About the Image

Id:heic0412b
Type:Observation
Release date:8 July 2004, 15:00
Related releases:heic0412
Size:746 x 1152 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS Z15434-6103, NGC 5979
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Planetary
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:9000 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
Oiii
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
R
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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