Here you will find a number of interactive Flash animations which explain visually how colour images are made. Adobe Flash Player 9 is needed to run these animations.
This course provides a simple look at the different image formats from the Faulkes telescopes and how to go about manipulating and converting these images into a more useful format, using a simple image processing technique. This course provides a simple and effective way of teaching aspects of light and colour in the curriculum. There is a very creative aspect to these activities that users and students interested in art will appreciate.
This course builds on the basic processing skills acquired in the Basic Imaging course. Here users will learn about signal-to-noise ratio, and point spread functions of images.These are two effects that can degrade the quality of astronomical images, and this course works on the science behind these issues and how they can be corrected using free computer software.
This course focuses on other advanced image processing techniques and methods, used to achieve higher quality images. It assumes the previous imaging courses have been completed, as the instructions given will not specify the location of commonly used features in the software.