Processing Hubble data presents a host of challenges, and the first of these has nothing to do with processing at all. Before you can think about how to crack the coconut, you must first learn to get the coconut out of its tree. This article is intended to break down some of the barriers you may encounter when using the Hubble Legacy Archive (HLA).
View of Hubble captured by astronauts from the space shuttle Columbia during mission STS-109, March 2002. The astronauts installed new solar arrays as well as the Advanced Camera for Surveys and repaired the NICMOS instrument.