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Hey amateurs! ESA's running an image processing contest: "Hubble's Hidden Treasures!"

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

27-03-2012 16:26 CDT

Topics: amateur image processing, Hubble Space Telescope

Here's a newly announced contest that is right up my alley and, I hope, of interest to regular readers of this blog. ESA has just announced "Hubble's Hidden Treasures," a contest to encourage what I've been trying to get people to do for years: trawl through the Hubble archives to find unappreciated tresures of photos and make them pretty for public consumption. They have two categories, one for newbies (who can use image processing tools provided on ESA's website) and one for more serious amateurs (who can use other software). Visit their website for more details and tutorials. You may also find useful this blog entry I wrote on finding planetary images in Hubble's archives. I would love to hear from any readers who enter, and see what work you enter! The contest closes on May 31.

Hubble's Hidden Treasures
Hubble's Hidden Treasures

In the "Hubble's Hidden Treasures" contest, ESA is encouraging the public to search Hubble's archives for interesting but ignored datasets, process them into polished images, and upload them to Flickr. ESA will publish some of the best images as the contest progresses. The contest closes on May 31, 2012.

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