A colour scheme for the display of astronomical intensity images

D.A. Green
Cavendish Laboratory, 19 J. J. Thompson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE, U.K.

Abstract. I describe a colour scheme that is appropriate for the screen display of intensity images. This - unlike many currently available schemes - is designed to be monotonically increasing in terms of its perceived brightness. Also, when printed on a black and white postscript printer, the scheme results in a greyscale with monotonically increasing brightness. This scheme has recently been incorporated into the radio astronomical analysis packages CASA and AIPS.

Keywords: methods: data analysis - methods: miscellaneous

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