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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
In this experimental animation the nebula, IC 1340, can be seen with and without stars.
Sometimes it's easier to see complex shapes of nebula without stars, specially if it locates in a very dense star field. Human brains has an ability to create some quasi-logical shapes out of the random cloud of dots, like stars, and it can interferes the underlying shapes to be seen clearly.
Original image and imaging data can be seen in this blog post: