This self-portrait was taken with an Indigo Systems Phoenix camera. The
sensor is a large format (640 by 512 pixels) indium antimonide focal plane
array with a 3-5 micron bandpass cold filter. The image was filtered with
an unsharp mask using Adobe Photoshop 5.5. This filter removes some of the
fixed-pattern noise in the focal plane array. The cold nose is due to a
mild case of frostbite I got while working at the South Pole station in
Antarctica on the AMANDA project.
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