Now that you’ve seen the kind of processing that astronomical images can undergo, please check each of the statements that you agree with:

  • Astronomical images are often manipulated (“photoshopped”).
  • Processing images doesn’t bother me.
  • Processing is necessary to understand the science of the image.
  • I feel like I’ve been deceived by the processing.
  • It would be better to show just the original image.
  • I’m interested in learning more about how processing is done.
  • Astronomical images should use only true, original colors.
  • The raw image should be shown next to the processed image.
  • Adding color enhances the ability to see what the objects are portraying.
  • Images look better with color.