Processing the Pinwheel Galaxy – Part 2

As mentioned in the last post, I have used various exposures taken by the Hubble telescope to process them, adding in color and detail to my liking.

The Pinwheel Galaxy (Click to Enlarge)

Now if anyone does a search on the Internet for processed images of the Pinwheel Galaxy, you will find that those images do not look like the image I have come up with today . That is because when you process these images and come up with a final result , you are showing one’s artistic opinion of what the galaxy looks like.

So the views you see on the NASA site are one view of what the Pinwheel Galaxy looks like, and in this post is my view of what the Pinwheel galaxy looks like.

I will explain this a little more in the next post and talk about why there are different views of what a galaxy or nebula look like.

At this stage, it is more important that people who process these images do not worry too much if their results do not look like what you would see on a site like NASA. It is more important to have fun and enjoy working with the pictures and play around with the picture and explore your artisitic impressions of how the object may look.

~ by sydneystargazers on February 22, 2010.

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