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Am I seeing the real thing?

Astrophotography shows the true colors of celestial objects.
June 28, 2004Lots of people wonder if the colors they see in images of celestial objects (like the ones from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope atop Mauna Kea) are real or the result of some sort of imaginative image processing. Are all those reds, blues, and greens really there? Can we see them through a telescope?...

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