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Old November 21, 2003, 12:01 PM
Arnab Arnab is offline
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Default Oh My God

For the LAST time:

These detectors produce images of the cosmos not in color, but in shades of black and white.

Finished color images are actually combinations of two or more black-and-white exposures to which color has been added during image processing.

I am not saying you're lying. You are just not READING carefully!

They are just saying that they enhance picture's color. That doesn't mean that the picture was black and white. It just means the colors were weak and they enhanced it, to make to more distinct.
They are enhancing the color they ADDED in the previous step. Those are not real colors they are enhancing. They are taking black and white photos, adding color to them (which depends on what colors THEY, the photo doctors, like to see) and THEN they are enhancing the colors they just added to show subtle features more clearly.

The colors aren't REAL!

[Edited on 21-11-2003 by Arnab]