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.

New Horizons Opens its Vault

Jupiter, Io and Ganymede From New Horizons by Gordan Ugarkovic

The New Horizons team has made all the MVIC (Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera) images as well as the LORRI (Long Range Reconnaissance Imager) images from the Jupiter encounter available for imagers to kick around. The above image is by Gordan Ugarkovic and is apparently a “colorized” version of a monochrome he created using earth based observations of the planet from around the same time. In addition to the two moons (and a shadow), also visible are both the Great Red Spot as well as the “Red Junior” spot which has in recent months has become a new notable feature of Jupiter.

7 Responses to “New Horizons Opens its Vault”

  1. Gordan Says:

    Actually, not only did the NH guys release all the raw images to the PDS, they also released calibrated versions of those images.

  2. Gordan Says:

    The link you actually put in is the calibrated volume containing MVIC imager data, similarly for LORRI there are calibrated and uncalibrated volumes available.

  3. thomas Says:

    ah… i see. i got the link from emily’s blog. but this is kind of what i was talking about on the last post. the calibrated images are great, but why did it take so long to just open up the raw files?

  4. thomas Says:

    figured out the link…

  5. Gordan Says:

    “but why did it take so long to just open up the raw files?”

    I though we beat this topic to death already and that Ted Stryk put this matter to rest?
    Have you actually looked at that link I i posted earlier which proves the raw images were online for a long time already?

  6. thomas Says:

    yes, that is the gallery i had always seen… i haven’t downloaded the huge file on the link above yet, so is this packet all the same images as seen on that page ( somehow i was under the impression the images on that site were not everything and that this release may have new raw files not yet posted.

  7. Tom Says:

    I was curious on the date/time of the image, and found an empirical fit for 1/24/2007 5:28 UTC. Can you confirm a date and time?

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