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Data and doughnuts

Astroimager Adam Block instructs astrophotographers in how to remove dust doughnuts from images.
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Image processing is, at its heart, an exercise in solving problems. Data just don’t want to go together and fit nicely like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Instead, you must shave, cut, color, and throw out pieces to form a final image. So, creativity in solving a problem can be just as important as knowing how to use all the tools. Here’s a particular problem I solved to illustrate that the boundaries of creativity, if they exist, must be expansive indeed.

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