Scarlet Lightning

  • Photographer
    Gary Lopez
  • Prize
    1st Place / Nature/Astrophotography
  • Date of Photograph
  • Technical Info
    336mm refractor, cooled monochrome, RGB visible light plus Ha emissions, 20.8 hours total exposure

This sphere of glowing gas filaments, about 150 light years across, is the remnant of a “super nova”, a star that exploded about 40,000 years ago, that now covers an area of the night sky larger than six full moons.

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