Creating a Hubble Galaxy in Two Minutes

About this video
Duration: 2 minutes, 24 seconds

Hubble images are made, not born. Images must be woven together from the incoming data from the cameras, cleaned up and given colors that bring out features that eyes would otherwise miss. In this video from HubbleSite, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope, a Hubble-imaged galaxy comes together on the screen at super-fast speed.


Tags
Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Missions, Telescopes

Credits

Video Production: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage team, Tiffany Borders and Christine Klicka Godfrey (STScI/AURA);
Image Processing: Lisa Frattare (STScI);
Special Thanks: Adam Riess (STScI);
Music: Sabre Dance by Aram Khachaturian

Publication: February 17, 2011