Artist Judy Schmidt, aka Geckzilla, does her own processing of raw images from the Hubble Space Telescope and other sources. And inspired by posters of insect illustrations, she decided to create this image of 100 planetary nebulas, all in one place. Enjoy!
Inspired by insect illustration posters, this is a large collage of planetary nebulas I put together bit by bit as I processed them. All are presented north up and at apparent size relative to one another—I did not rotate or resize them in order to satisfy compositional aesthetics (if you spot any errors, let me know). Colors are aesthetic choices, especially since most planetary nebulas are imaged with narrowband filters.
How many of them can you identify?