Top 10 Images - Hubble's Hidden Treasures Unveiled
http://www.facebook.com/ScienceReason ... NASA/ESA Hubblecast 57: Top 10 Images - Hubble's Hidden Treasures Unveiled. In this episode of the Hubblecast, Joe Liske (aka Dr J) presents the winners of the Hidden Treasures image processing competition. In May 2012, Hubblcast asked members of the public to delve into Hubble's vast science archive to uncover pictures that had never been seen outside of the scientific community — and then to try their hand at processing the scientific data into attractive images. This episode presents the top ten images from the several thousand submitted. --- Please subscribe to Science & Reason: • http://www.youtube.com/Best0fScience • http://www.youtube.com/ScienceTV • http://www.youtube.com/FFreeThinker • http://www.youtube.com/RationalHumanism --- A couple of months ago, ESA invited you to have a look at Hubble's vast science archives. Although scientists work with the data all the time, the public don't get to see many of the amazing images that are stored in there. And so it was really great to see so many of you delving into the archive and finding thousands of hidden treasures. Producing the stunning pictures that Hubble is famous for isn't straightforward. Unlike your typical digital camera, which automatically sets things like contrast, exposures, colour balance and so on, Hubble is not optimised to produce aesthetically pleasing pictures. It's optimised for science. Turning these scientific images into amazing images of the cosmos is not easy, as all of these variables have to be tweaked by hand. That's called image processing -- and it is a mixture of science and aesthetics. In this episode, I'd like to show some of the most gorgeous pictures you entered into the Hidden Treasures image processing competition. The pictures you're about to see were all found and processed by members of the public. 10th - IC 10 by Nikolaus Sulzenauer 9th - Abell 68 by Nick Rose 8th - NGC 1501 by kyokugaisha1 7th - PK 111-2.1 by Josh Barrington 6th - SNR 0519-69 by Claude Cornen 5th - M 96 by Robert Gendler 4th - Chamaeleon I by Renaud Houdinet 3rd - XZ Tauri by Judy Schmidt 2nd - M 77 by Andre van der Hoeven 1st - NGC 1763 by Josh Lake As well as finding many beautiful observations that the public has never seen, you've really managed to impress us with your image processing skills. Congratulations: you have surprised us beyond our wildest imaginations! Credit/ESA/Hubble http://www.spacetelescope.org/ --- Tags: hubble top 10 ten images photos cameras hidden treasures unveiled space telescope hubblecast .
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