Hubble images are made, not born. Images must be woven together from the incoming data from the cameras, cleaned up and given colors that bring out features that eyes would otherwise miss. In this video from HubbleSite, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope, a Hubble-imaged galaxy comes together on the screen at super-fast speed.
Video Production: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage team, Tiffany Borders and Christine Klicka Godfrey (STScI/AURA);
Image Processing: Lisa Frattare (STScI);
Special Thanks: Adam Riess (STScI);
Music: Sabre Dance by Aram Khachaturian
Publication: February 17, 2011