Months ago I downloaded this glorious image of the Pacman Nebula (NGC 281) in Cassiopeia. I have not been able to identify the source of the image (e.g., Hubble, James Webb Space Telescope, etc.) and other information such as the date of the exposure, what cameras were used, and whether it is in the public domain or copyright protected. I've poked around using Google Lens and with web searches to find this information but so far without success. I trust that the knowledgeable folks here might help. Thank you. wakkawakkawakka
It's probably going to be impossible to track the provenance of this image, but my best guess is that this is from the Nov 28, 2014 Astronomy Picture of the Day (reproduced below).
I think someone took that picture and messed with the colors and cropped it. If I crank up the saturation and contrast on that picture, I can get one that matches your picture pretty well.
If I'm correct about my attribution, this is a copyrighted image from amateur astrophotographer Martin Pugh.
Just a small note, in case I'm wrong. There are two important elements to this that can offer some small clues as to the original image.
First are the diffraction spikes. Right away we can say this is not JWST given that there are four diffraction spikes and JWST has 6. Whatever telescope took this would need to produce the observed diffraction spikes. The image I found seems to match the diffraction spike shape, count, and orientation pretty well.
Second are the gas clouds. This image was taken with multiple filters and the various clouds you see are indications of the filters used. Something like an X-ray telescope such as Chandra is likely not the culprit because you'd be seeing a different view of the clouds. I'm fairly certain you're looking for something taken at or nor the visible band. The image I found was taken in several filters at or near the visible band.