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  1. #1 Unaltered Hubble photographs 
    Forum Ph.D. Darius's Avatar
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    Where can I find some unaltered pictures taken by Hubble? No matter how hard I search, or where I look, it would seem the only pictures NASA ever releases are the ones already artificially colored. I want to see what's actually there, not what they're dazzling the easily amused with, even if it's in black and white (as I hear Hubble takes the pictures in).


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    Can you see in the X-ray, UV,NIR.& and IR wavelengths??


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    I believe an appropriate question in line with such a statement would refer more to the innate ability that few seem to exploit to the fullest boundaries of human capacity: Can you read?

    Though, B&w or not, I wonder what the people at Nasa actually receive from hubble. Anyone got some more technical data?
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    There are several possibilities to retrieve original astronomical data, but they are usually protected to the general public for some time. This is not done to hide them from the public, but the data have proprietary rights, i.e. they belong to the ones who proposed the observations. Only after a some time allowing the owners to publish their results, they are made available to everyone.

    A nice tool to access all kinds of raw data is called "Aladin". It is a JAVA tool that can be downloaded here:
    http://aladin.u-strasbg.fr/aladin.gml

    Other web facilities require registration. A web query tool for HST data can be found here:
    http://archive.eso.org/cms/hubble-space-telescope-data

    I hope it helps.
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    I have never looked at Hubble pics, but my experience with NASA is if you manually go back one directory in the link address, you can find the raw data.

    Is that what you want?
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