It's gorgeous. Do you ever wonder what such things would look like to our naked eyes? The Hubble colorists do amazing work extrapolating from the data, but I can't help but wonder if we'd actually see these wonders totally differently if they were before our eyes.
Yeah. A lot of the time things would look very different as (and I'm sure you know, but for the benefit of other readers) what we are often looking at is pictures taken using light from an entirely different frequency range, shifted down into colours we can see.
I did a little hunt for some comparison and found a picture of the Egg Nebula
, which has an image
showing it both in visible light and in (obviously recoloured) the infrared range.
Infrared is a frequency range astronomers love to use, as in that frequency range, light can pass through dusty regions of space without being scattered. That allows us to see places that would normally be obscured from our vision.