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published by the Space Telescope Science Institute, Office of Public Outreach
This web site explores the use of different wavelength filters to generate Hubbble Space Telescope color images. The use of natural color, representative color, and enhanced color is explained.
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Keywords:
Hubble space telescope, color filter, photometry: photographic, wavelength
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Metadata instance created December 1, 2003 by Patricia Monahan
Record Updated:
September 24, 2021 by Lyle Barbato
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(Space Telescope Science Institute, Office of Public Outreach, Baltimore), WWW Document, (https://hubblesite.org/contents/articles/the-meaning-of-light-and-color).
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HubbleSite: The Meaning of Light and Color in Hubble Images (Space Telescope Science Institute, Office of Public Outreach, Baltimore), <https://hubblesite.org/contents/articles/the-meaning-of-light-and-color>.
APA Format
HubbleSite: The Meaning of Light and Color in Hubble Images. (n.d.). Retrieved December 8, 2022, from Space Telescope Science Institute, Office of Public Outreach: https://hubblesite.org/contents/articles/the-meaning-of-light-and-color
Chicago Format
Space Telescope Science Institute, Office of Public Outreach. HubbleSite: The Meaning of Light and Color in Hubble Images. Baltimore: Space Telescope Science Institute, Office of Public Outreach. https://hubblesite.org/contents/articles/the-meaning-of-light-and-color (accessed 8 December 2022).
MLA Format
HubbleSite: The Meaning of Light and Color in Hubble Images. Baltimore: Space Telescope Science Institute, Office of Public Outreach. 8 Dec. 2022 <https://hubblesite.org/contents/articles/the-meaning-of-light-and-color>.
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