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Hubble Photography

October 29, 2005 | Comments (0)

If you want to see some amazing — tele — photography, then have a look at the Hubble Album. This contains a big collection of fantastic colorful photography of the Galaxy.

Hubble Nebula

Although Hubble does only take black and white pictures, colors are added in the post-processing stage — this makes me wonder where the digital darkroom is located in the telescope. Color is used to make distinctions in the readout from the electronic detectors as a number of detections can not be seen by the human eye.

On the site a three different types of photos:

  1. Photos that show what you would see in reality.
  2. Photos to hilight invisible things like infrared and ultraviolet.
  3. Photos to show subtle differences.
Have fun…



I know one of the fellows who does the colorization of the Hubble images that are released to the general public -- he probably did the image you displayed. He gave a fairly detailed talk about the work at an area camera club meeting. Very cool stuff.

Posted by: :) Geren at October 30, 2005 4:10 AM

BTW, the digital darkroom is located in a Maryland suburb of Washington DC, at the Goddard Space Flight Center.

Posted by: :) Geren at October 30, 2005 4:13 AM

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