Horsehead Nebula details

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This composite image of the Horsehead Nebula was formed using a black-and-white photo and a color photo. The black-and-white image was taken by Rajiv Gupta using a refractor, and the color image by Peter Ceravolo using a Maksutov astrograph. The 2 images were matched by RegiStar, and a composite image was created using the Lab color model in Adobe Photoshop.

 

Click here for a description of how the RegiStar/Photoshop Lab technique was used to form an image of the Pelican Nebula, and here to see how this method was used for an image of the faint nebula IC 1396.

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