A National Air and Space Museum astronomer picks some of his favorite images from the storied telescope.
- By Rebecca Maksel
- AirSpaceMag.com, May 22, 2009
T.A. Rector and B.A. Wolpa (NRAO/AUI/NSF)
Eagle Nebula, Ground-Based View (2002)
“A wide-field view of the Eagle Nebula reveals how fingers and columns of gas and dust resist the sculpting action of hot blue stars at the core of the nebula,” write DeVorkin and Smith.
In this image, hydrogen emission has been color-tagged green, ionized oxygen blue, and ionized sulfur red. See the next two photographs for Hubble's closeups of the same region.