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Judy Schmidt

Judy Schmidt

Judy Schmidt is an amateur space image processor living in Fresh Meadows, New York. Her work can be viewed on her Flickr page.

Unless otherwise specified, the work of Schmidt is shared on under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
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Latest Blog Posts

Hubble Series 1: How to Find Hubble Data

Posted 2016/08/02 08:18 CDT | 0 comment

Processing Hubble data presents a host of challenges, and the first of these has nothing to do with processing at all.

WISE Views in Infrared

Posted 2016/06/24 12:04 CDT | 3 comments

Amateur image processor Judy Schmidt explains the process of creating gorgeous views of the cosmos from infrared data from the WISE telescope.

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Latest Processed Space Images

Blue WISE Pleiades

Blue WISE Pleiades

Posted 2016/06/24 | 0 comments

The Pleiades and their associated filaments and clumps of dust. To their south is a diffuse warm glow known as the zodiacal light. View additional information.

Paceman Nebula (NGC 281)

Paceman Nebula (NGC 281)

Posted 2016/06/24 | 0 comments

The Pacman Nebula, otherwise known as NGC 281, is revealed not as a singular pool of light but as a larger structure of seemingly related knots and trails of dust. Pacman itself is the largest blue structure northeast of center. The two other noticeable structures do not have any special designations. Deep blue corresponds to the warm dust in the 22 micron channel. View additional information.

Before & After: Pleiades in and out of infrared

Before & After: Pleiades in and out of infrared

Posted 2016/06/24 | 0 comments

Seen in visible light (in a small windowed overlay from the Digitized Sky Survey), the Pleiades appear relatively isolated. To the infrared vision of WISE, they are enveloped within an expansive shroud of dust.

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