Funding for this project was provided in part
through the generous support of the Lewis H. Beck Foundation.
The photographs and text contained within this site are
protected by copyright. Except where otherwise indicated, copyright
is owned by the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Carnegie Observatories,
This project was a collaboration between the Georgia Institute of Technology
Library's Digital Initiatives Department, Systems Department, Archives
and Special Collections Department.
Special assistance and direction provided
by Dr. James Sowell, Astronomer and Senior Academic Professional, Georgia
Institute of Technology.
Both Book I and Book II of the Atlas were
digitized in their entirety. The 50 photographs, their accompanying page
of descriptive text, table of data and identification chart are included
with each photograph. In addition, a new image was created by combining
the photograph and its identification chart. Where appropriate texts
were transcribed and the scans of those pages were not included in the
Each page of Book I and Book II was scanned
front and back, skipping blank pages, at 600 dpi, with the large
format Eyelike® Digital Camera
System driven by Eyelike v 3.22. The 600 dpi scans were saved in
Adobe Photoshop 6.0 as unaltered tiffs. All images files were inspected,
checking filename, orientation, skew, cropping, and file size.
The unaltered tiffs were copied onto Mitsui Gold 650 MB CDs. The tiffs
were resized to 200 dpi and saved as jpegs. Photoshop was used
to batch process the tiff files creating the derivative jpegs.
The website was created with Dreamweaver and MySQL.
Layout and functionality were designed based on several conversations
with Dr. Sowell regarding current study in the field of astronomy, what
research tools are most beneficial, and how astronomical data are searched.
Hardware: Macintosh G4 – 450 MHz, 1GB RAM, 27GB Hard Drive
Mac OS 8.6
Image Editing Software: Adobe Photoshop 7.0
Monitor Calibration: Internal
Calibration with ColorSync software
Camera: Eyelike® Digital
DPI: 600 dpi
Color Lookup table: ICC (International Color Consortium) profile
created internally with Eyelike software.
Camera software settings: 600dpi,
4096 x 4096 scan size
Lighting: Osram Halogen Photo Optic Lamp ENH–5 250W,
2 lamps per light head, 2 light heads.
Eyelike Software Version: Eyelike
3.22 (this is different from the number above)
||Gretag Macbeth Color Checker Color Rendition
Chart, October 1998 Edition
Kodak Q–13 Color Separation Guide and Gray Scale
Operator: Jeff Dziedzic
Image creation date(s): October – November, 2002
CD Burner: NEC NR–7800A SCSI CD–RW
CD Software: Direct CD 3.04,
Read Speed: 40x
Write Speed: 16x
CD–ROM Creator: Laurel Crafts and Jeff Dziedzic
Creation Date: November
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