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Chewy center of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex

KapHn8d

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There is a section of space in the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex called Barnard’s Loop (Sh 2-276) that contains the dark Horsehead and bright Orion nebulae. This image is more or less the “center” of the loop. The stars within the Orion Nebula (on the right) are believed to be responsible for ionizing the loop as is Alnitak aside the Flame nebula on the left.

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Nice!


Was this part of a larger project?
 

KapHn8d

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Nice!
Was this part of a larger project?

I was making a wider field color image with some hydrogen-alpha narrowband data mixed in. I imaged the Ha first (this image) and then the green and blue channels. When I was setting up for the red channel, clouds rolled in and I had to pack up for the night. I decided to try and just substitute the Ha data for the red and make an RGB image anyway, but I didn't really care for how it turned out. I did really like the wispiness of this Ha image, so I though I would share it here.

Here is the HaGB failed experiment:

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