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Title: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on July 05, 2016, 04:31:38 PM
Well, the camera itself isn't exactly new. But the Juno orbiter containing it just arrived at Jupiter earlier today (US EDT) after a nearly five-year journey. The camera is called JunoCam and was desgined specifically to create visible-spectrum color photos for the general public to download & process. Folks will even have a say in which features of Jupiter's atmosphere JunoCam focuses on.

Juno is in a highly elliptical orbit, allowing it to get very close to Jupiter for brief periods without being fried by the planet's magnetic & radiation fields. We should see detailed JunoCam pics starting late next month or in early September, after the orbiter's first science pass near the planet.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Peter McLennan on July 05, 2016, 04:41:27 PM
Cool stuff, I gotta say. I watched the orbital insertion last night on NASA TV.
Juno's real intent, however, is to see beneath the clouds.  Something I don't think the ParticipantCam can do.

America just keeps giving us these summer blockbusters.  Last year, Pluto.  A couple of years ago (also on the Fourth of July) Curiosity's Mars landing.  Now, this.

Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on July 05, 2016, 07:45:03 PM
Juno's real intent, however, is to see beneath the clouds.  Something I don't think the ParticipantCam can do.

Yup, that's correct. JunoCam is a response to public interest and is also intended to encourage more of it. Juno's main purpose, though, is to gather info about Jupiter's atmosphere so we can better understand what's going on there. For example, is the Great Red Spot largely an upper atmospheric phenomenon or does it extend deep? If the latter, how deep? What elements & compounds is the GRS made of? What's happening at the planet's poles? That kind of stuff.

Right now Saturn, Mars & Jupiter are all easily visible at night in the southeast to southwest sky. We've also got cameras on spacecraft orbiting all three. Definitely cool.  :D

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on September 04, 2016, 05:09:15 PM
The first cool Juno imagery is coming in. I've attached a photo, by JunoCam, of Jupiter's north pole. The Cassini orbiter took some similar pics years ago during its slingshot flyby en route to Saturn, but this one is looking straight down at the pole. Nifty! Lots more to come.  8)

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: GrahamBy on September 04, 2016, 05:32:20 PM
Mind boggling :)
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Peter McLennan on September 05, 2016, 12:50:58 AM
And gorgeous.
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: David Anderson on September 05, 2016, 05:03:33 AM
What a time we live in. On the one hand there's amazing science and discovery and on the other Trump.  ;D
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on May 20, 2017, 04:22:15 PM
Here's a JunoCam pic of what NASA is calling the "Little Red Spot" (not much red to be seen, but it is apparently a Red Spot-like formation), taken February 2nd during one of Juno's close approaches to Jupiter.

(https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/pia21391.png)

Additional info here: https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia21391/jupiter-s-little-red-spot

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: donbga on May 20, 2017, 11:09:11 PM
Here's a JunoCam pic of what NASA is calling the "Little Red Spot" (not much red to be seen, but it is apparently a Red Spot-like formation), taken February 2nd during one of Juno's close approaches to Jupiter.


Additional info here: https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia21391/jupiter-s-little-red-spot

-Dave-

I think I see a UHD 4K box in my future.

Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on June 07, 2017, 01:13:07 AM
A video clip created from some of the latest Juno image data:

https://youtu.be/7hoGy2UFgh4

The contrast here is jacked up a bit much for my taste, but the data is available for anyone to process per their own taste. Not a hospitable planet (unless you're a radiation-eating microbe who digs high velocity atmospheric turbulence)!

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on June 08, 2017, 05:07:37 PM
BTW the main target of Juno's next orbital flyby, in early July, is the Great Red Spot. Let's see what this thing looks like at close range! (And what it's composed of in detail, how deep it goes, etc.)

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on June 24, 2017, 04:21:20 PM
Released yesterday:

(https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/pia21393.png)

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Mike D. B. on June 24, 2017, 05:03:21 PM
Amazing photos and information, Dave!!  Thanks for your posts.
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Peter McLennan on June 24, 2017, 07:06:44 PM
Incredible imagery. I think Jupiter is moving up abreast of Saturn as the most beautiful planet in the solar system.
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on July 13, 2017, 03:21:02 PM
The first JunoCam pics of Jupiter's Great Red Spot are up for download:

https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/processing?source=junocam

Looking forward to all the GRS info Juno's other instruments collected too!

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on July 16, 2017, 05:47:11 PM
Astrophotographer Damian Peach has rendered a lovely version of JunoCam's Great Red Spot pic:

(http://www.damianpeach.com/juno/grspj07_gedp.jpg)

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on August 05, 2017, 04:18:08 PM
Here's the "North North Little Red Spot 1" from the most recent flyby. It's an anticyclone dating back to at least the early 1990s. The pic is "upside down": north at the bottom.

(https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/pia21776.jpg)

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on September 04, 2017, 11:32:40 PM
Here's a corker from the latest Juno flyby a few days ago. Includes a storm (in the image's brightest area) the Juno folks are calling Hurricane Rachel. If I find a direct image link I'll put it here.

https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/Vault/VaultOutput?VaultID=11933&t=1504274147

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Peter McLennan on September 05, 2017, 01:25:27 AM
Stunning. If you do find a hi res link, please do post it. My printer awaits.
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on September 22, 2017, 05:32:10 PM
Another gem, from the latest Juno flyby (I think):

(https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/pia21966-1041.jpg)

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on November 03, 2017, 09:42:43 PM
Juno completed its 8th observing close encounter with Jupiter on October 24. It’s taking time to get the flyby data, including JunoCam pics, from the spacecraft ‘cuz for awhile the Sun was in the way.  :)  Should be a pic or two to post pretty soon.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/juno-aces-eighth-science-pass-of-jupiter-names-new-project-manager

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on November 09, 2017, 08:09:22 PM
Here’s a nifty pic from the October 24th flyby. It’s big so I’ve provided a direct link (http://dgpa5yltyhwbz.cloudfront.net/Vault/VaultDownload?ID=12617&ts=1510261443) rather than insert it.

Some info about the pic: https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/news/jupiters-stunning-southern-hemisphere

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on December 12, 2017, 02:45:42 PM
NASA has released a summary of data Juno has collected so far on Jupiter's Great Red Spot.

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/2017/12/11

The *GRS extends down more than 300km (200 miles) into the planet's atmosphere!

Also, you'll find a bunch of cool Jupiter images here: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/2017/12/04/10-things-dec-4-awe-inspiring-jupiter-images-not-to-be-missed

-Dave-

*Originally typed GRB and didn't catch the mistake 'til just now. GRB stands for Gamma Ray Burst, a somewhat more energetic thing than the Great Red Spot.  :D
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: BradSmith on December 12, 2017, 03:05:05 PM
Dave,
thanks for keeping track of NASA imaging updates and posting them here.  I love seeing them.
Brad
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on December 12, 2017, 04:12:31 PM
You're welcome, Brad.

There are a bunch of very cool thermal images of both Jupiter and its geologically active moon Io being shown and discussed today at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union. The images come from Juno's Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM). Hopefully they'll get publicly released soon so I can link to 'em here.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on December 17, 2017, 04:30:05 PM
Seàn Doran, one of the folks most active in processing JunoCam images, has posted the attached three today via Twitter. Thought I'd just grab 'em and repost here as they're "not bad."

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Peter McLennan on December 17, 2017, 07:28:53 PM
Stupefying, as usual. Thanks!
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on December 17, 2017, 11:19:41 PM
BTW, Juno made its latest flyby yesterday evening (US time). Dunno if JunoCam was even active for this one as it was an "orientation pass," used for precisely measuring the spacecraft's position & trajectory relative to Jupiter with (I surmise) the aim of tweaking its orbit if necessary or desired.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on December 19, 2017, 05:47:58 PM
JunoCam was in fact operating during the latest flyby ("Perijove" #10). Another of the active JunoCam data processors, Kevin Gill, has tweeted these three just-transmitted images. I like that they're less worked than typical, more like what we'd see if we were there ourselves.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Peter McLennan on December 19, 2017, 06:19:52 PM
Dave what's the highest pixel dimension version of these images that's publicly available? I'd like to try a big print of one of these.  A gallery wrap canvas.
Thanks!
Peter
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on December 19, 2017, 06:34:00 PM
Peter, have a look here: https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/processing

JunoCam images are put together from 1600x155 pixel strips and can be a variety of different composited sizes.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Peter McLennan on December 20, 2017, 07:53:58 AM
Thanks, Dave. Quite the process that camera goes through.
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on December 20, 2017, 04:14:22 PM
One more from the latest flyby, processed by Gerald Eichstädt. These folks have refined and automated their workflows very nicely.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: MattBurt on December 20, 2017, 05:48:13 PM
Awesome stuff (in the true sense of the word). Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on December 28, 2017, 04:02:50 PM
Here's another pic from the latest flyby, processsed by Gerald Eichstädt. This is looking toward Jupiter's south pole (in shadow) from below.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on January 07, 2018, 03:55:13 PM
This one's OT but it's so pretty I had to post it here. It's a recent UV-spectrum photo of Venus taken by the Japanese Akatsuki orbiter. The story (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akatsuki_(spacecraft)) of how Akatsuki, after being pretty much written off as a failed mission, was brought back into play (and is now doing fruitful science) is fascinating all by itself. Akatsuki's orbit is highly elliptical, not unlike Juno's.

Pic processed into "RGB" by Damia Bouic from 283–365nm source data.

Edit #1: I've found out from Kevin Gill, one of the prominent JunoCam image processors, that this photo also uses infrared data captured by Akatsuki.

Edit #2: I've added a second pic, also processed by Damia Bouic. Look at the cloud detail. Lovely!

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on January 09, 2018, 04:03:54 PM
Shown today at the current American Astronomical Society meeting: this thermal infrared Juno image of Jupiter's south (I think) pole. Taken off a large screen projection. Yow, look at all those storms!

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on January 09, 2018, 04:14:06 PM
And here's the north pole. These are both JIRAM (Jovian InfraRed Auroral Mapper) images.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on January 17, 2018, 03:10:55 PM
More OT re. Venus images from JAXA's Akatsuki orbiter: an explanatory piece at the Planetary Society website by Damia Bouic, the person responsible for reviving interest in the images.

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/guest-blogs/2018/0116-a-new-look-at-venus-with-akatsuki.html

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on February 07, 2018, 09:42:31 PM
Perijove (flyby) #11 for the Juno orbiter happened earlier today. Pics to follow.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on February 08, 2018, 08:56:35 PM
Hot off the wire, from yesterday's Perijove #11, via Kevin Gill.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on February 09, 2018, 04:26:20 PM
Just another gorgeous JunoCam pic. From Perijove #11, via Kevin Gill.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on February 11, 2018, 12:51:54 AM
Besides working on JunoCam images Kevin Gill has been digging into photos taken by the Voyager probes, reprocessing the original image data with current software and techniques. Here's Uranus' moon Miranda, from Voyager 2 on 24 January 1986.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on February 11, 2018, 04:42:35 PM
Also from Perijove #11, via Gerald Eichstadt and Seán Doran.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on February 27, 2018, 04:27:01 PM
Here's a JunoCam pic from Perijove (flyby) #3, reprocessed by Gerald Eichstadt to enhance detail. Via Seán Doran.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: MattBurt on February 28, 2018, 10:19:26 AM
Awesome stuff!
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on March 02, 2018, 05:08:38 PM
Jovian "twilight zone"…have a look:

https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/news/jovian-twilight-zone

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on March 05, 2018, 10:43:07 PM
From Perijove #8, newly processed by Seán Doran.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on March 07, 2018, 05:47:20 PM
NASA has officially released the JIRAM thermal infrared Jupiter images mentioned earlier in this thread. Here's one…cyclones at the north pole:

(https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/pia22335-16.jpg)

Read up here: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasa-juno-findings-jupiter-s-jet-streams-are-unearthly

More here: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/amazing-storms-jet-streams-on-jupiter

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on March 09, 2018, 04:58:51 PM
Here's a good overview of what researchers have discovered so far about Jupiter via the Juno orbiter:

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/03/the-juno-spacecraft-is-revealing-some-astounding-things-about-jupiters-mysterious-interior/

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: aduke on March 09, 2018, 07:08:25 PM
Absolutely amazing. Thank you for posting this.

Alan
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on March 10, 2018, 03:57:09 PM
Glad folks are continuing to enjoy the pics & articles.  :)

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on March 15, 2018, 03:20:24 PM
This thread has a new home, and so here's a new JunoCam image from the most recent "Perijove" (flyby). Looking down at (relative to us) the planet's northern hemisphere. Initial RAW processing and compositing by Gerald Eichstädt with further processing, mostly color/tonal, by Seán Doran. Among the initial processing tools used is Mathematica (for scripting).

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: farbschlurf on March 15, 2018, 03:27:21 PM
Good to see this got a new home!

Where can I book a trip there?
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on March 15, 2018, 03:32:40 PM
Good to see this got a new home!

Me too!

Quote
Where can I book a trip there?

Maybe ask Elon Musk when (and how) he plans to get rid of his current personal Tesla.  ;D  ;D

Just to note: if you got as close to Jupiter as Juno gets you'd be fried into something with a charcoal outer crust and the inner consistency of marzipan.  :o

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on March 16, 2018, 05:21:22 PM
Also from Perijove #11, the latest Juno flyby. Taken February 7th by JunoCam at an altitude of 12195 km above Jupiter's atmosphere, 49.2° North latitude. Processing by Matt Brealey and Gustavo B C.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on March 20, 2018, 05:11:00 PM
One more from Perijove #11. Processed by Seán Doran after pre-processing by Gerald Eichstädt & Matt Brealey. "True color" according to Seán. Same location as previous pic here.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on March 29, 2018, 04:39:29 PM
Here's a bit of Jupiter artwork derived from a JunoCam image taken during Perijove #10. Created by a fellow named Rick Lundh.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on April 02, 2018, 11:38:00 PM
From yesterday's Juno flyby (aka "Perijove 12"), processed by Kevin Gill. Northern hemisphere.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on April 03, 2018, 04:01:37 PM
Another take on the "Easter egg" storm imaged by JunoCam during Perijove #12, via Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on April 05, 2018, 05:00:05 PM
Not shabby. Via Eichstädt and Doran.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on April 05, 2018, 05:03:41 PM
Really not shabby. This one is a blend of three exposures, also via Eichstädt and Doran. Makes Jupiter look like the eyeball of someone really hung over.  :D  Like the previous pic this is from Perijove #12.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on April 05, 2018, 10:33:09 PM
Here's a Perijove #12 JunoCam image from the southern hemisphere, close in taking time to an Eichstädt/Doran image above. This one processed by Kevin Gill.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on April 07, 2018, 12:47:41 AM
And here's an entire sequence of JunoCam pics from Perijove #12, processed by Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran. "Jupiter Descending," Seán calls it. Gonna be hard to top the images from this latest flyby, I think. They're almost too good.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on April 09, 2018, 05:11:09 PM
Here's Kevin Gill's take on a Perijove #12 image of Jupiter's south equatorial belt. This belt occasionally disappears from view, as during 2009-10, due to clustering of ammonia ice clouds high in Jupiter's atmosphere.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on April 11, 2018, 04:32:05 PM
Here's an example of a different take on JunoCam images, by a fellow named Don Davis with pre-processing by Mattias Malmer. I really like his gentler processing approach. From Perijove #12.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on April 18, 2018, 05:55:43 PM
A pic from Perijove #7 (Sept. 2017), newly processed by Mattias Malmer and showing Jupiter's moons Europa & Io just above the planet's limb.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on April 24, 2018, 04:06:38 PM
Check out the atmospheric undulations in this JunoCam pic. Processed by Mattias Malmer.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on May 25, 2018, 04:56:20 PM
Juno's 13th flyby (Perijove) of Jupiter happened on May 23. Rather than directly post pics this time, here's a link (https://www.flickr.com/photos/seandoran/sets/72157694074056992/) to Seán Doran's Flickr page of initial image processing passes.

Perijove #14 will be Juno's last unless it gets a mission extension. Given its success so far I imagine the Juno team will get the extension if they request it.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Mike D. B. on May 26, 2018, 04:13:52 PM
Truly amazing images!  Thanks for your postings, Dave.
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on May 26, 2018, 10:57:31 PM
Glad you're enjoying 'em, Mike.  :)  The JunoCam citizen scientists/image processors are all working on the Perijove #13 images. I'll probably post some of the more eye-catching renditions directly here.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on May 28, 2018, 03:49:20 PM
Here's a contrasty take on a Perijove #13 JunoCam image of Jupiter's "South South Temperate Belt." Processed by Kevin Gill.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on June 03, 2018, 12:11:17 AM
Two images from Perijove #13 via Björn Jónsson. I like his "enhanced true color" palette.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on June 07, 2018, 05:15:00 PM
NASA has given the Juno mission a three-year extension. Hurrah!

http://www.businessinsider.com/juno-jupiter-mission-extended-2018-6

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on June 10, 2018, 04:43:39 PM
Two versions of one image from Perijove #13 via Björn Jónsson. The first with "natural" color & contrast, the second enhanced.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on July 19, 2018, 03:37:51 PM
Perijove (Juno flyby of Jupiter) #14 happened on July 16. Lotsa great versions of new images floating around already, as processing techniques and workflows get further refined. I've attached one I particularly like, processed by Jason Major.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on September 08, 2018, 03:30:36 PM
Perijove #15 was a couple days ago. Here's a pic from Seán Doran via a processing pipeline created by Brian Swift. And also a version from the same source data processed by Kevin Gill.

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on September 13, 2018, 04:48:18 PM
Another pic from the latest flyby (Perijove #15), processed by Kevin Gill. He says, "Map projected view of a white oval, an associated jet and a lot of WTF-type turbulence."

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: opgr on September 13, 2018, 05:55:42 PM
I see an interesting problem surface (to use a really ambiguous sentence); due to the popularity of the clearance slider in modern imaging, they may be applying a similar function inappropriately on these images as well. This results in added depth and drama, which, while cool for the general public, unfortunately is not so useful in analyzing the surface compound.

Would be useful if they also release 3d pictures to see if the suggested depth shadowing actually corresponds with reality.
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on September 14, 2018, 04:19:49 PM
The JunoCam images are mainly for the general public. Juno has other imagers that the planetary scientists use, mostly looking at wavelengths outside the visible spectrum. Some folks working with JunoCam pics do use processes that "kick it up a notch" while others go for a more subtle look. Some do both and also put both versions online.

There are 3D renderings of JunoCam images too, some using depth data from other JunoCam instruments. I haven't seen any of these so far that haven't looked overcooked, but I've heard the processes are getting more refined. We shall see…

-Dave-
Title: Re: New Camera Orbiting Jupiter
Post by: Telecaster on September 14, 2018, 08:00:59 PM
JunoCam pics in 3D, you ask? Well lookee here: https://juno.observer/#/

 ;D

This is in beta. Texture mapping to come in a later release.

-Dave-