Attn JMS : Hubble Shots in ITF

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Subject: Attn JMS : Hubble Shots in ITF
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s  1: Feb 11, 1997: sschaper at
+  4: Feb 12, 1997: hfmoon at (HFMoon)
*  5: Feb 13, 1997: George Johnsen <ndeiprod at>


From: sschaper at
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On 8 Feb 1997 12:03:10 -0500, hfmoon at (HFMoon) wrote:

>True Color. I got to see the images the day after JPL got them, and they
>still astound me.
You realize that this means that we should be able to locate,
within a few dozen light years, the location of the Corianis


From: hfmoon at (HFMoon)
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<<True color, but not necessarily what you would see if you were
there. Most astronomical pictures have long exposure times, some are
even exposed over a period of several nights. What the eye would see at
an appropriate distance would probably be a faint pastel of what the
camera records.

- Karl>>

Probably, though in certain cases(like around one of the proto-stars in
Eagle), the colors might actually get quite bright.

BTW, I didn't mention it before: The pictures are True Color, but also
enhanced quite a bit(that is, made brighter)
Richard, Euph
"You can't fight evil with a macaroni duck!!!"


From: George Johnsen <ndeiprod at>
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Hey Puppas-

>From the beginning of B5, a combination of painted nebulas and real
nebulas have been used.  

Clearing up a bit of confusion, the Hubble shots that we use are altered
somewhat to fit the shot that we are working with.  We do not change the
colors, but may need to extend the edges, or feather the tips to
continue the image into the shot.  All of the shots we get are 2D and
rectangular in nature.  Since we pan around in space a bit, we need to
wrap the nebula in 3D, and extend it to fit the entire shot. 

The reason you may see more of the Hubble images in the show, is that
there are more images available this year than there was in previous

Now if we could capture Hubble images in motion....... :-)

George Johnsen
CoProducer, B5

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