Hubble's Technicolor Universe

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Room 220B (San Jose Convention Center)
Zoltan Levay, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD
Hubble color pictures are assembled from a series of CCD exposures taken through different color filters. Hubble’s large section of filters provides and opportunity to bring out scientific as well as aesthetic detail in astronomical targets. Dr. Levay will discuss how publicly released Hubble photos are refined as compared to the raw data that the astronomers work on with their computers. Every effort is made to create color images that are as close to the object’s “true-color” as reasonable.