You need to upgrade your Flash Player The theme of this blog is not only and obviously space, but in particular “terrestrial worlds”, places that tend to have surfaces on which one could walk or at least attach oneself to. These places sometimes also have other earth-like familiar features such as atmospheres, weather, volcanos, geysers and perhaps, we are finding, even exotic oceans, rivers or lakes that are not necessarily made of familiar materials we are used to here at home. The second theme is imagery. Occasionally I do some retouching of images when needed if an image is incomplete or sometimes “dirty” or noisy. I will attempt to correct image shortcomings based upon other images or well-accepted presumed attributes. When this is done, notes will be offered as to what was added, why and sometimes how it was done. This way no one should ever wonder if something they are looking at is real or photoshop.

Wallpaper: Saturn Portrait II

Wallpaper: Saturn Portrait II
Not much to say about this one but, wow. This is better than the famous hi-res Saturn image from early in the Cassini mission. The composite image was made by Ian Regan who is a freelance imager.

7 Responses to “Wallpaper: Saturn Portrait II”

  1. Paul Neave Says:

    Wow, that is one stunning mosaic. I’ve see Ian’s previous version here: http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00000847/ but that version was very over-exposed, this one looks amazingly balanced. Do you have reference to the original image anywhere online?

    Thanks — great blog, keep going!

  2. thomas Says:

    yes: http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.php?showtopic=2954&st=90

  3. thomas Says:

    jesus… days later I am still staring at this one.

  4. thomas Says:

    still looking at this.

  5. Steve Says:

    Sublimely relaxing… peaceful and beautiful.

  6. thomas Says:

    i truly agree. see my extended version here.

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    [...] of 100% scientific accuracy. As an example, the image above was composited from mission images by Ian Regan (left) and is my favorite shot yet taken by the Cassini Mission. The second image of Saturn is that [...]

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