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Judy Schmidt

Judy Schmidt

Judy Schmidt

Judy Schmidt is an amateur space image processor and one of three administrators of the Starship Asterisk APOD and General Astronomy Discussion Forum. She designed and continues to help develop the Astrophysics Source Code Library website. Her work can be viewed on her Flickr page or by following her on Twitter.

Latest Blog Posts

How I created a Jupiter rotation video using Hubble data

November 09, 2018

Judy Schmidt shares the technique she used to make a beautiful new animation of Jupiter.

Saturn's Ring Particles

January 05, 2017

Artist and astrophotographer Judy Schmidt brings us a view from within the rings of Saturn.

Hubble Series 1: How to Find Hubble Data

August 02, 2016

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

Latest Processed Space Images

Blue WISE Pleiades

June 24, 2016

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)

June 24, 2016

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

June 24, 2016

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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