Make your own Pillars of Creation

With the release of version 2 of the FITS Liberator today it has become even easier to create stunning images. You can literally create "pretty pictures" like the iconic Hubble image "Pillars of Creation", seen here, in a matter of minutes.

The advantages of using FITS Liberator over previous image processing tools are indicated to the right: 1. Some added detail in the shadows, 2. Increased gamut (colour space, more nuances), 3. Slightly better noise characteristics and 4. Easier access to advanced cosmetic cleaning tools indicated by the removed ghosts.

The three-colour dataset used to create this image can be downloaded from: http://www.spacetelescope.org/projects/fits_liberator/eagledata.html

Credit:

NASA/ESA & the ESA/ESO/NASA Photoshop FITS Liberator

About the Image

Id:heic0510b
Type:Collage
Release date:8 August 2005, 10:00
Related releases:heic0510
Size:3132 x 1572 px

About the Object

Name:Eagle Nebula, Messier 16, NGC 6611
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
• X - Miscellaneous Images/Videos
Distance:7000 light years

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
Oii
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
H-alpha
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
Sii
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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