Image of the Week Gallery
The objects depicted in the 24 panels of this image are poppy seeds, magnified roughly 80 times. One of the colored panels was selected to be a part of the stereoscopic magnification animation used during the 2002 Beckman Open House. Here's how the image was created: A total of four different images were acquired using the diode-switching backscatter detector on the ESEM. These four images were combined by selecting three of them at a time and inserting them into the red, green, and blue channels of a 24-bit RGB image respectively. 24 different unique permutations result (4_P_3), as seen here. The IRIX software used to create the image is called slugbug, and is used to survey the colorized options. High-resolution versions can be selected by clicking the mouse (slugging) on each panel. The software was developed by Daniel Weber for initial use with the Bugscope Project (hence the bug;).
- Daniel E. Weber , ITG, Beckman Institute