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You'll find my versions of imagery here from the New Horizon's fly-past of Jupiter.

If i feel i can add something to the original NASA/JPL images i will. I'll also be posting my own computer animations and creations inspired by the mission to the giant world of Jupiter.

What we have to consider here when looking at these pictures is that the New Horizons probe was designed to operate at Pluto, and the far distant, darkest regions of the solar system.

Therefore, its camera's are also designed for imaging Pluto, its moons, and the many other Kuiper belt minor worlds it will encounter during its long mission.

Jupiter is a big bright world, with reflective moons. Just take a look up in the night sky and see with your own eyes!

All those working on the New Horizon's mission have done an incredible job making it possible to image the Jupiter system in such detail with the hard ware they have onboard. 

The stunning images with millisecond exposures, and pinpoint accuracy seen at Jupiter, have certainly filled me with wonder, and anticipation at what we can expect once the space craft arrives at Pluto.

Once again, well done all involved!

 Jupiter's Moon "Io"

New Horizons image on the 28th February (five hours past closest approach).

The top image is the result of combining three seperate pictues to produce one final sharper one.  

In the second picture i combined 3 images again, 2 normaly exposed images purely for detail, and one high contrast over exposed image to reveal the huge eruption   ( top and to the left ) from the massive Volcano "Tvashtar". Other smaller eruptions can be seen too.

Io Approach Collection

A collection of a few LORRI images during the approach phase of the New Horizons fly-past.

A 3d computer generated scene 

inspired by the approach to the Jovian system of New Horizon's.

From my upcoming project featuring real data and "cg" effects.

Processed "Io"

Using the free image processing software Registax i was able to take the publicly released images of Jupiter's moon "Io"  by the New Horizons space probe, and process them.

Registax Is an awesome software title, designed for astrophotography. It allows users to stack images obtained, usualy from AVI video files, and then stack them to combine all the information seen in various images. It then produces one final higher detailed picture. It also has a whole host of fine tuning controls to bring out maximum detail.

New "Io"

 Thanks to what has to be one of the best free software titles around, "Registax". I was able to "stack" 3 images of Jupiter's moon "Io" here to create and process one final blended picture. 

The New Horizon's team seem to have a love affair with "Io" going on. I'm expected images galore any time soon to be beamed back from New Horizon's following its Jupiter fly by. I hear what we have back on Earth so far represents about 1000th of the data gathered by the space craft!

So, why just "Io"!!?? I do not know, but keep it here for more Jupiter system images very shortly i hope. Images will be sent back to Earth throughout March and April. 




Io in Colour!

This is a enhanced version of the first colour image of Io to be released from New Horizons. The image is made from one enhanced black and white LORRI image, and also uses the information gathered by the colour image set to produce this enlarged, enhanced, and blended final result.

From 2.7M km away from Jupiter. An enlarged, and enhanced LORRI view of Io. Plus B&W and shaded real size views. To me, it looks like Io has a bit of an Olympos Mons thing ( Martian Volcano ) going on!

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