Viewing a single comment thread. View all comments

Doobie_Princess11 t1_iu2me0e wrote

I live here. Is this picture super edited? I can never seen cool stuff like this with my eyes ☹️


MrJackDog OP t1_iu2nyev wrote

The main difference with this and what you see is not in the editing but the fact that the camera can collect light over time, whereas our eyes can only process light instantaneously.


Alice710 t1_iu3vwq9 wrote

Is that why it's red? We aren't talking about that.


MrJackDog OP t1_iu4bcx7 wrote

The red is because of the specific wavelength of light of hydrogen alpha ions. Most of the Star forming and dying regions of space are awash in hydrogen alpha and so are dominantly red.


Alice710 t1_iu4ef23 wrote

That's wild. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing!