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Judy Schmidt

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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

Wallpaper: Blue WISE Pleiades

April 01, 2020

The Pleiades and their associated filaments and clumps of dust. To their south is a diffuse warm glow known as the zodiacal light. The WISE spacecraft took the images for this composite in infrared wavelengths.  Click for different-size wallpaper download options.

Sunrise on the Shoemaker-Levy 9 Fragment G Impact Plume

July 03, 2019

Fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashed into Jupiter over a period of several days in July 1994. The large fragment G struck on 18 July at 07:28 UTC; the 3 images used for this sequence were taken at 07:51, 08:01, and 08:04. The swift rotation of the planet has begun to carry the spreading plume into daylight.

Shoemaker-Levy 9 Fragment G Impact Plume

July 03, 2019

Fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashed into Jupiter over a period of several days in July 1994. The large fragment G struck on 18 July at 07:28 UTC; the 3 images used for this sequence were taken at 07:38, 07:41, and 07:44. The swift rotation of the planet has begun to carry the spreading plume into daylight.

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