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ImageJ Activity Booklet DLESE Reviewed Collection
This is a PDF guide on how to use ImageJ image processing software to understand and manipulate astronomical images. The guide begins with instructions on how to download ImageJ, plus some additional astronomy-related plugins, followed by directions on how to install everything correctly. There are three lessons that will help the user get oriented with some of the most basic image processing skills needed for analyzing astronomical images. There are questions throughout the lesson to help guide thinking. After the lessons is an explanation for how to create a color picture using three different gray scale images.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
    • Lab activity
    • Tutorial
  • Space science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
May be used in an educational setting as long as credit to NASA is given.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-662
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Kyle Fricke
CSE@SSL, UC Berkeley