Digital Sombrero

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I’ve always thought NASA’s Hubble space telescope was on one arty photo safari. This morning’s Inquirer (page 2) brought more evidence to confirm that — a photo of an image from Hubble just released by NASA. But did you know (speaking about digital technology as we have been) that those glorious images are composites taken by several cameras and woven together electronically to create the final composite image? NASA calls their photos mosaics…. read more at NASA‘s website. Click on the Hubble link in the upper right. (Image is the Sombrero Galaxy taken with Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys. Six pictures of the galaxy were stitched together to make this mosaic.)

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