Inside The Tarantula Nebula
Pictured is a small section of NGC 2070, known as the Tarantula Nebula. The luminous nebula, which appears to take up almost the same space in the night sky as a full moon, actually spans about 1000 light years (roughly 100 times the size of the Orion Nebula). For each of the three filters used (F502N, F656N, and F673N), four separate "planes" were stitched together to form whole image (quite a laborious process) before they could be 'colored and combined' into final image. Images used were obtained from the ESO/ST-ECF archive, and processed with Fits Liberator using Adobe Photoshop 7.0.
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