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Wallpaper Details: The Orion Nebula

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:

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


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Comments from the Community

Posted By: Deepak M
about 15 years ago
Cool stuff.
Posted By: derryzuk
about 15 years ago
I love these wallpapers! Keep 'em coming. :)
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: bluejamesbond
about 15 years ago
these are awesome

can u make this picture like that

Posted By: Don Pablo
about 15 years ago
Great Great Great! I'm always looking around the web for HQ pics of space. Thanks for posting.
about 15 years ago
Wow, this is quite breathtaking, would love to see more, thank you very much for the submission!
Posted By: Mateo1041
about 15 years ago
Wow. These are really great.
Posted By: BillyGoat23
about 15 years 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 15 years 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 15 years 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 15 years 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 15 years ago
buddy please!! Do more that spectacular astronomy wallpapers
Posted By: Atozzio
about 15 years ago
Prettier than ALOT of women i seen.
Posted By: Glaeken62p
about 15 years 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.
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Posted By: animeinme
about 15 years 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 15 years 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 15 years ago
very good work
Posted By: Aldous
about 15 years ago
Thank you for my new background!! These are great!
Posted By: michael_withe21
about 15 years 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 15 years 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 15 years ago
Great Work On this ONE!!!! :)
Posted By: Gen
about 15 years ago
Amazing work!!!
Posted By: trout
about 15 years ago
You from Alaska, Atozzio? :-)
Posted By: refhat
about 15 years ago
More please!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Jman215
about 15 years ago
You do such amazing work. Please keep them coming I am such a fan!
Posted By: orionstorm
about 15 years ago
fantastic! i mean.... gorgeous. :)
Posted By: akeshi
about 15 years ago
nice picture keep going!!
Posted By: wondertwins
about 15 years 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 15 years ago
good stuff
Posted By: NewKreation
about 15 years 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 15 years ago
wow dude. love your touch ups. Keep em comin!
Posted By: Geosim
about 14 years, 12 months ago
This image is fantastic, so much so that I'm using it as my current desktop.
Posted By: terryble
about 14 years, 11 months ago
keep up the good job...!!
about 14 years, 10 months ago
Keep on making them!
Posted By: 98bimmer
about 14 years, 8 months ago
Awesome wallpaper. I used it for my desktop... love the way it came out!
Posted By: Fresherdanyou5
about 14 years, 8 months ago
Amazing! i love it
Posted By: genericmale
about 14 years, 7 months ago
Makes a great background for FastDial in Firefox or SpeedDial in Opera, thanks!
Posted By: Von Sohn
about 13 years, 3 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.

Posted By: iDeving
about 12 years, 2 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 12 years, 2 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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