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Creating Color Pictures Using Images From NASA's WISE Mission DLESE Reviewed Collection
This guide is an accompaniment to "Accessing and Downloading Images From NASA's WISE Mission." The guide provides instructions on how to make color pictures using images downloaded from the WISE archive. An overview of what digital images and FITS files are is followed by a discussion on the basic process of how gray scale images are adjusted, assigned color, and added together to create a color picture. Five different image processing programs are provided to the users, along with the pros and cons of each program, and links for installing and using each one. There is also a review of the various image artifacts that may be found in WISE images.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Informal
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Field trip - virtual
  • Physics
  • Space science
  • Technology
  • Other
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
No restrictions.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-664
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Kyle Fricke
CSE@SSL, UC Berkeley