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Los Angeles based software and spaceflight engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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About Kevin M. Gill
I'm a software and spaceflight engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Los Angeles, California. I also enjoy processing spaceflight imagery as a celebration of nature, art, planetary science, and the collective dream of humankind. Mission data I work with include Cassini, Voyager, Galileo, Curiosity Rover, Perseverance Rover, HiRISE, Juno, Akatsuki, Hubble, and a few more from time to time.

Along with that, I also explore astrophotography from my backyard. I try to specialize in Hydrogen Alpha Solar, and Lunar photography. At times I will experiment with deep space and planetary astrophotography.

Or I might just drag my camera around town, or to the beach. Or the computer is my camera, with digital artworks created in Blender or Maya.

Note: Only images I have processed from publicly available data on my own time and equipment are included. This site is not affiliated with my employer, and no NASA or government funded products generated as part of my day-to-day employment at JPL are included.

Find me on:
Twitter: @kevinmgill
Instagram: @apoapsys

Astrophotography Equipment
Celestron NexStar 6se telescope
Tamron 150-600mm lens
Daystar Quark Hydrogen Alpha Filter
ZWO ASI174MM monochrome camera
ZWO ASI183MC-Pro color camera
Canon EOS 50D (IR-cut filter removed)
Canon EOS 60D
ZWO ASIAIR Plus

Custom Image Processing Software
As a strong believer in open source software, I publish the code to all utilities that I've written. They are written primarily in Rust or Python.

Outer Planet Image Processing (Cassini, Voyager, Galileo, Juno): https://github.com/kmgill/cassini_processing
Mars Raw Utils (MSL, Mars2020, InSight): https://github.com/kmgill/mars-raw-utils
Hydrogen Alpha Pipeline: https://github.com/kmgill/solar_ha_processing
Planetary Science Image Processing Library (base): https://github.com/kmgill/sciimg

I also make use of...
ISIS3
NAIF/Spice
PiPP
AutoStakkert!
RegiStax
Photoshop
Lightroom
Topaz Sharpen AI
Topaz Denoise AI
ImPPG
Hugin
Microsoft Image Composite Editor
FireCapture
KStars
Blender
gdal
ImageMagick