I’m very pleased with how well the chip gap filled on this one. I did clone color data but the luminance data should be good and proper except for a small area near the top of the gap which wasn’t covered. The chip gap can be seen here in an image processed by someone else. It is often the reason for strangely cropped galaxies. Some Hubble images have the chip gap going straight through a galaxy and while it’s a nuisance for an image processor I’m sure it’s also annoying to scientists trying to take the pictures in the first place.
Chip gap filled with
Hubble data is public domain, but I put a lot of work into combining it into beautiful color images. The minimal credit line should read: NASA / ESA / J. Schmidt
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