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The Rosette Nebula like you never saw it!

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posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 02:48 AM
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The Rosette Nebula is not the only cosmic cloud of gas and dust to evoke the imagery of flowers -- but it is the most famous. At the edge of a large molecular cloud in Monoceros, some 5,000 light years away, the petals of this rose are actually a stellar nursery whose lovely, symmetric shape is sculpted by the winds and radiation from its central cluster of hot young stars.
The stars in the energetic cluster, cataloged as NGC 2244, are only a few million years old, while the central cavity in the Rosette Nebula, cataloged as NGC 2237, is about 50 light-years in diameter. The nebula can be seen firsthand with a small telescope toward the constellation of the Unicorn (Monoceros).




Source: APOD

Incredible how, even if the red color is proeminent, colors can varie for a same interstellar object!

Blue/Turquoise:



Green/Red:



Yellow/Brown:



Purple:



Google Patchwork:



Beautiful isn't it?




posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 02:49 AM
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Magnificent,theres really not a lot more i can say
S&F



posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 02:55 AM
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Wow.


Beautiful!!!

s&f!



posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 03:07 AM
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If there is anyone who canot appreciate these pics please let me know, id like to hear what you have to say.


AWESOME!!!
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posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 03:33 AM
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Rosette?`In Germany it means the hole from the butt

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posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 04:44 PM
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Originally posted by elevenaugust


Purple:





If you look in the middle of the last pic you posted it looks like there is a dragon or a griffin.
Pretty frickin sweet!!!

Can anyone else see what Im talkin about?



posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 05:16 PM
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thank you for the new wallpaper



posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 05:29 PM
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who sees the same line i see in the green red bottom left corner?



posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 05:30 PM
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Originally posted by Talltexxxan

Originally posted by elevenaugust


Purple:





If you look in the middle of the last pic you posted it looks like there is a dragon or a griffin.
Pretty frickin sweet!!!

Can anyone else see what Im talkin about?


i see a polar bear in the yellow / brown one
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posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 06:22 PM
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I can see it.



posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 06:40 PM
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Nice. S&F. It's my background picture. The first site I hit after work is APOD so I'm familiar with what it has to offer. Glad somebody posted it.



posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 06:42 PM
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Such a beautiful way to start my morning! It is art which has traveled the eons of time and distance to merge with my cuppa, my mind and my smile. The laws of the universe are a sight to behold!

Thankyou as always EA! s&f, but I'm certain the universe has you beaten for the stars



posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 06:59 PM
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Those are what the after effects of a supernova look like. The star goes "bang!" and it makes for some pretty fireworks. Not so pretty for anything living in the immediate vicinity though.



posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 07:32 PM
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Just one thing.. since I'm ignorant when it comes to astronomy... and this may shock most of you, scholars of the matter lol... but... is this really like that in space or is that colored after, randomly or at the artist choice?

If it is like that in space, how do we get those colors? The telescopes are in full color or do they give a reference to a specific shade of gray saying "thats color xyz"?

I must sound pretty dumb asking this, but I really dont know... one cant be good at everything!

And yes... you're free to mock my ignorance



posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 07:36 PM
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Wow.......God can paint big time. Im in awe



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 03:21 AM
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Well, usually, they used false color rendering for each emission ray plus a composition of several long-exposure shoot.

For example, this image was taken at the National Science Foundation's 0.9-m telescope on Kitt Peak with the Mosaic camera, and is presented here in false color: hydrogen alpha, OIII oxygen, and SII sulfur respectively red, green and blue, using five ten-minute exposures each:



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Another example: this one is a false colour image produced using the HST palette. The exposures were taken over 4 separate nights and the image consists of SII (Sulphur) 7 x 1200, Ha (Hydrogen) 11 x 1200 and OIII (Oxygen) 10 x 1200. The subs are mapped SII to the Red channel, Ha to the Green and OIII to the Blue.

Nebulosity was used to Frame, Focus, Acquire and Calibrate the sub exposures. Each of the three individual images was then processed in PixInsight and combined to produce this colour image.



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So we can gives whatever color we want for each three emission rays (Oxygen, Hydrogen and Sulfur). That's a ton of work anyway!!



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 03:33 AM
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awsome thankyou for sharing those pics.
looovvvvveeeee space pics



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 12:29 PM
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the never-ending art of the universe. incredible



posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 10:22 AM
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big wow time. anywhere to get these in higher resolution/



posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 03:51 PM
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Beautifull, thanks for sharing them. I especially like the blue/purple one, but they are all beautifull.



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