Astronomical Cat Removal
January 31, 2012 11:37 AM   Subscribe

Meet Brant Widgeon, an Astronomical Image Enhancement Engineer. This short video goes into the steps he takes to clean up the images taken of space. One of the most technically difficult parts of Brant's job, however, is dealing with space cats.
posted by routergirl (11 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Space Cat is watching you stargaze.
posted by xedrik at 11:55 AM on January 31, 2012

Loved it, thanks for posting. Seemed to strike just the right tone, very nicely done.
posted by kcds at 12:04 PM on January 31, 2012

He, uh, adjusts the, uh, contrast on the photos.
posted by KokuRyu at 12:04 PM on January 31, 2012

Is this for real? Why didn't I learn about this in undergrad physics?! The universe is such a marvel!
posted by Dodecadermaldenticles at 12:10 PM on January 31, 2012

posted by symbioid at 12:44 PM on January 31, 2012




can i go to space?
posted by zombieflanders at 1:07 PM on January 31, 2012 [3 favorites]

I kind of hate myself for saying this...but...I have no idea how these people got their cats in space, or why.
posted by iamkimiam at 1:37 PM on January 31, 2012 [3 favorites]

Too adorable to erase!
This man is obviously leaving shadow cats in the pictures and altering the state of the universe.

Why is he smiling? Something is wrong.

Leave the cats alone! They've come to tell us something.
posted by BlueHorse at 2:21 PM on January 31, 2012

Oh god. We're just a litterbox to them.
posted by greenland at 2:54 PM on January 31, 2012

Doctor spotted at 0:53.
posted by BiggerJ at 4:11 PM on January 31, 2012

Some cats just like to be flung.

Careful! Not that hard!
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 4:34 PM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]

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