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High-resolution desktop wallpaper The Orion Nebula by chriscologne
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The Orion Nebula

April 21st, 2009

I used a public domain NASA image of the Orion nebula, removed the noise and optimized the color range and saturation.

You can find the unedited original here:
http://www.noao.edu/image_gallery/html/im0349.html

Minimum credit line: T.A.Rector (NOAO/AURA/NSF) and Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA/NASA)

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astronomy » black » hubble space telescope » nebulae » orion (constellation) » orion nebula » photography » pink » purple » sky » space » stars »

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: Deepak M
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Cool stuff.
Posted By: derryzuk
about 5 years, 4 months ago
I love these wallpapers! Keep 'em coming. :)
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: bluejamesbond
about 5 years, 4 months ago
these are awesome

can u make this picture like that

http://www.noao.edu/image_gallery/html/im0860.html
Posted By: Don Pablo
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Great Great Great! I'm always looking around the web for HQ pics of space. Thanks for posting.
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Wow, this is quite breathtaking, would love to see more, thank you very much for the submission!
Posted By: Mateo1041
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Wow. These are really great.
Posted By: BillyGoat23
about 5 years, 4 months ago
I really like how you fix up deep space pictures. The only thing I'd like to see is more of a variety in color. Although these purples are great, some greens or blues would be sweet to!
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: 907
about 5 years, 4 months ago
gorgeous! im really liking your fix ups of the NASA shots. i agree with billy that maybe some more colors other than purple would be a nice change. other than that i have absolutely no complaints and this is my new background. keep it up!
Posted By: cafetabac
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Great Space Pictures! To be honest, after seeing'em - I watched a documentary on Black Holes - so, in a way, they did the trick!
Posted By: lerch84
about 5 years, 4 months ago
I simply love it! universe stuff always let me breathless! it would be great if you'd post other not-violet universe photos! anyways, thanks :D
Posted By: MaX2oo
about 5 years, 4 months ago
buddy please!! Do more that spectacular astronomy wallpapers
Stunning!!!
Posted By: Atozzio
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Prettier than ALOT of women i seen.
Posted By: Glaeken62p
about 5 years, 4 months ago
By taking out the "noise" you edited the universe. But using a NASA photo does ease your editing burden since 99% of the work has already been done.
This comment is rated: immature
Posted By: animeinme
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Nice! I think adding random colors would further ruin the authenticity of the photo. I like the clean look over the cloudy noise ridden look any day. And Atozzio....FUNNY!!! :)
Posted By: BillyGoat23
about 5 years, 4 months ago
I meant by my post above that I would like to see naturally different colored shots, not fake addition of color. Just to be clear.
Posted By: Mac Man
about 5 years, 4 months ago
very good work
Posted By: Aldous
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Thank you for my new background!! These are great!
Posted By: michael_withe21
about 5 years, 4 months ago
OMG!! thank you thank you, i saw his hourshead picture, and i messaged him to do this one i found I nasa... Im not saying I deserve all the credit =) THANK YOU SOO MUCH!!
Posted By: ip007
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Yes, yes!

Please keep them coming. I really like your style. Hope this will turn into a nice collection of space wallpapers that I can shuffle up everyday on my Windows 7 machine.

Looking forward to your next one!
Posted By: Smith Geet
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Great Work On this ONE!!!! :)
Posted By: Gen
about 5 years, 4 months ago
Amazing work!!!
Posted By: trout
about 5 years, 4 months ago
You from Alaska, Atozzio? :-)
Posted By: refhat
about 5 years, 4 months ago
More please!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Jman215
about 5 years, 4 months ago
You do such amazing work. Please keep them coming I am such a fan!
Posted By: orionstorm
about 5 years, 4 months ago
fantastic! i mean.... gorgeous. :)
Posted By: akeshi
about 5 years, 4 months ago
nice picture keep going!!
Posted By: wondertwins
about 5 years, 4 months ago
wow! I loved your horse head nebula wallpaper and this is going to be my next wallpaper. Please do more astronomy wallpapers.
Posted By: crustytow
about 5 years, 4 months ago
good stuff
Posted By: NewKreation
about 5 years, 4 months ago
I absolutely love the transformations you are doing with the NASA images. Thank you!!! I would love to see the "hand" galaxy found at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PSR_B1509-58_full.jpg
Posted By: justchiefy
about 5 years, 4 months ago
wow dude. love your touch ups. Keep em comin!
Posted By: Geosim
about 5 years, 4 months ago
This image is fantastic, so much so that I'm using it as my current desktop.
Posted By: terryble
about 5 years, 4 months ago
SUPERB...!!
keep up the good job...!!
Posted By: REPENT_OF_SIN
about 5 years, 3 months ago
Keep on making them!
Posted By: 98bimmer
about 5 years, 1 month ago
Awesome wallpaper. I used it for my desktop... love the way it came out!
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e277/bikerx007/August2009.png
Posted By: Fresherdanyou5
about 5 years, 1 month ago
Amazing! i love it
Posted By: genericmale
about 5 years ago
Makes a great background for FastDial in Firefox or SpeedDial in Opera, thanks!
Posted By: Von Sohn
about 3 years, 8 months ago
Thank you very much for the wallpapers. It would be nice if you updated it (along with the Horse Nebula one) with the iPhone 4 resolution.

Cheers!
Posted By: iDeving
about 2 years, 7 months ago
OMG, look its the same as the OSX orion nebula for installing mac osx: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkZCtPSAGOw
Posted By: MWithersIT
about 2 years, 7 months ago
i chose this image and submitted the link to him for hime to redo... when i did this, i didn't even realize that its the SAME NEBULA from the OSX Leopard/Snow Intro video, youtube it ;)

but OMG, what r the odds that i chose that one without even realizing subconsciously i had seen/liked it before... hmmm crazy stuff... i wonder if anyone els noticed... and its purple... the same way... amazing

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