Images of Saturn and its Moons

Status
Not open for further replies.
S

silylene old

Guest
keep posting them rlb2 ! I love your images. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature" align="center"><em><font color="#0000ff">- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -</font></em> </div><div class="Discussion_UserSignature" align="center"><font color="#0000ff"><em>I really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function.</em></font> </div> </div>
 
R

rlb2

Guest
Thanks here are some old friends from Voyager.<br /><br />Dion <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
R

rlb2

Guest
Tethys <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
R

rlb2

Guest
Enceladus. 310 miles in diameter. Aug. 25, 1982. 74,000 miles.18bg<br /><br />The right image is a test, to see what will be the best method to extract out Titans surface features. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
R

rlb2

Guest
Voyagers image of the ring spokes, I colorized it. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
R

rlb2

Guest
Can't wait until Cassini gets closer to some of these moons like they did on Phoebe. <br />Here is an image I colorized after it has been confirmed that Saturn rings is full of soil "Dirt". <br />Don't know if JPL has ever released a color image of Phoebe. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
V

volcanopele2

Guest
No color images of Phoebe yet. They were taken in a special compression format that requires some extra processing to extract. However, there are people working on the issue. My preliminary color images using Phoebe approach images seems to show a pretty grey surface.
 
R

rlb2

Guest
Thanks, that was my first assumption. <br /><br />I thought at first that Phoebe may have hydrocarbons, therefore it may look like oil from a car engine <br />that had a cracked head casket, I had a few of those in my time. This is one of the first images that I posted <br />before the "big crash" I also thought that its color may look like our moon, my second assumption. <br />I only changed the color to brown because of findings of “dirt” in Saturn's rings and the speculation on<br />the idea that Phoebe may be made out of the same material. <br /><br />Thanks for the preliminary observations. Here is a copy of the first one I originally posted. I had to leave in <br />a hurry, forgot to pick someone up from the airport. After I returned, I had to correct my grammar.<br /> <br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
R

rlb2

Guest
Here is a color image released by JPL of the rings, to the left, to the right is a renderd outline <br />edge of some turbulence in the ring (top right of image) Its like someone dropped a rock in a <br />pond creating waves that propagate outwards. Another example is sound waves, sound needs a medium to travel through. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
R

rlb2

Guest
This pond effect isn't new folks. Here is a look at one of Voyagers images I colorized, bottom<br /> image, see the waves in the top extracted edges image. If you look closely you can see <br />that the fabric of the rings in that area appears offset.<br /><br />There are many more pronounced ones in Cassini images. I need to go back to check them out again. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
R

rlb2

Guest
Thanks, I found them at a NASA site. I went back to try to find it, I couldn't, but I did find this site that has good references. You can't go wrong by checking out NASA's or JPL's web page, you can search for most of the old stuff and the new stuff there. <br /><br />I mostly use JPL Greyscale raw images and try to color render them the best way I can. Its not an exact science if you just use one of their filtered images to do this. <br /><br />http://sse.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Saturn&Display=Moons<br /><br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
R

rlb2

Guest
For what it is worth, here I tried to get rid of the noise and highlight the edges of the spokes <br />in the ring. I extracted out the edges of the Voyager ring image I previously posted. Note the <br />line of small spheres cutting across the rings right after the spokes, is this a deffect in the <br />image? Check out the white oval circled object, is this what is causing the spoke effect, it <br />looks like a void space in the image? <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
R

rlb2

Guest
To check out other tools to discern what that was, I debossed it, which is a good way to view it. <br />If you deboss the look will change a little depending on the angle you deboss. If I knew exactly where <br />Voyager was relative to the ring plain, then I could give a more exacting debossed look. In this <br />debossed image it appears to be a void space. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
R

rlb2

Guest
I cut some of the image off trying to make the 100 k min, this is what it looks like in the oval circle<br /> area as explained above. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
N

nikshliker

Guest
these pics rock my world! What is the highest res pic u can get? I wanna make a background. Where do u get thse?
 
R

robnissen

Guest
I LOVE this picture of Mimas. What amazes me is that the crater is about 1/3 of the diameter of Mimas. I would guess that is the largest crater in terms of percentage of a planet's/moon's surface area in the solar system. I wonder how much bigger the impacter would have needed to be to split Mimas?
 
C

CalliArcale

Guest
<blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr /><p>Thats where George Lucas got the idea for the Death Star.<p><hr /></p></p></blockquote><br /><br />I doubt it. Herschel wasn't discovered until 1980. <img src="/images/icons/wink.gif" /> Spooky, isn't it?<br /><br />Actually, there a few other whopping big craters (relative to the size of the object). Stickney is a lot smaller than Herschel, but since it's on dinky little Phobos, it covers about the same percentage of the moon. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p><font color="#666699"><em>"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly . . . timey wimey . . . stuff."</em>  -- The Tenth Doctor, "Blink"</font></p> </div>
 
R

rlb2

Guest
<font color="yellow">rlb2, was your website free to set up?<font color="white"><br /><br />No it wasn't. First I received a open domain name from a vendor, there are several places that will sell you a domain registration such as http://arrow-space-innovations.com my business domain name. Then depends on what your needs are they will sell you e-mail accounts etc. If you get a domain name from a company first make sure it is fully supported for your needs. If your not a computer wiz and don't know your html then I suggest checking their templates out first, some of them will give you a temporary web site free for a set time. <br /><br />Places like aol and comcast let you set up web pages on their site free with the service they provide accessing the net. The only drawback is it has there company name, aol, etc, atached. There are several computer technical workers on this board that may be able to lead you in the right direction who have more experience in this field than I do.<br /><br />Here is a Photo album of all the major moons orbiting Saturn designed by JPL from Voyager fly-bys. <br /></font></font> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
R

rlb2

Guest
<font color="orange">these pics rock my world! What is the highest res pic u can get?<font color="white"><br /><br />We are restricted on this message board by the amount of computer space we can use by posting images to 100 k per image maximum here but at my website http://arrow-space-innovations.com I only limit it to 250 k per image unless it is a huge pan view. <br /><br /><br /><font color="orange">I wanna make a background. Where do u get thse?<font color="white"> <br /><br />The best place to get the raw greyscale images or other images is at JPL website at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm or NASA website. They also put together some large color images files. You can also get the best images of Saturn’s moons to date except for Phoebe at their Voyager website. These other images several of us here have been colorizing raw greyscale images from JPL website as soon as they come in and creating different looks with some of our software, I use Photoshop CS to do this. <br /><br />Here is an emboss look at Saturn that may detail the different elevations of Saturn atmosphere that gives an appearance of a sunken-in polar cap. These images are meant for discussion only of some of the hidden features in these JPL released raw images, they may give us some insight into this mini solar system before the experts report on them. Nasa and JPL have better tools to extrapolate out some of the hidden features that Cassini may reveal. Cassini’s light gathering images goes beyond the visible light ranges that we can see for several different reasons. <br /></font></font></font></font> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
C

centsworth_II

Guest
"Who you lookin' at!" <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
R

rlb2

Guest
Here is my view on Cassini Images of its moons and Saturn close up, Phoebe is in the forground. <br /><br />One down and 17 to go. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Latest posts