This Island Earth

 


I have worked on or enhanced all images on this site. But, credit must also go to the space agencies above.

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Cassini Snaps Rhea - 1/11/2008 - Colour Composite

This image was colour composited in photoshop by myself. Using IR, Green, and UV filter sets.

Taken by the Cassini Space probe at Saturn on November 01, 2008 and received on Earth November 02, 2008. The camera was pointing toward RHEA at approximately 479,514 kilometers away.

Phoenix Mars Lander Animations

This animated Gif is one of a series which i have just produced. I suppose they are of little scientific value. But, they are fun, and as somebody who has always been involved in space exploration advocacy, i know these exciting moving images can draw in a interested audience.

It is great fun to see the Phoenix mission brought to life.

Sol 128 Animation 

Sol 110 Animation

Mimas and Motion!


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The series of images used in the creation of this animated Gif were taken on October 20, 2008 and received on Earth October 21, 2008. The camera was pointing toward MIMAS at approximately 1,057,125 kilometers away.

On The Wings Of The MESSENGER

From octobers stunning fly past of Mercury by the MESSENGER space craft.

This is a tweaked, approximated "fake" colour view of the planet Mercury which i produced from the original black and white press release image.

A simply wonderful mission so far. Made all the better by the fact the best is yet to come!

Phoenix Mars Lander 10.17.08

Colour composite RGB image.

This image was acquired at the Phoenix landing site on day 141 of the mission on the surface of Mars, or Sol 140, after the May 25, 2008, landing. The surface stereo imager right acquired this image at 15:43:07 local solar time. The camera pointing was elevation -48.6702 degrees and azimuth 356.597 degrees.

Opportunity Mars Rover - On the road again

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Enceladus - A World In Focus

A stunning collection of imagery from NASA / JPL's Cassini space craft at Saturn. I animated every scene of this video to make it more than just a simple slide show. I also colourized many views myself too. "virtual" 3d models of the moon Enceladus have also been produced by myself to produce 3d CG animated fly-bys using real photographs from the mission.

This video features original music by Bradford Ellis.

Phoenix Lander still going among the fog, snow, & ice!

This colour image composited in photoshop.

Image was acquired at the Phoenix landing site on day 122 of the mission on the surface of Mars, or Sol 121, after the May 25, 2008, landing. The surface stereo imager right acquired this image at 16:33:36 local solar time. The camera pointing was elevation -41.7414 degrees and azimuth 357.114 degrees.

Cassini Orbiter Still wowing us at Saturn

Colour views here from Cassini. Featuring colour approximations of three moons.

Why Not Visit the FLICKR Gallery Archives?

You'll find many archived images which have featured on this site over at my Flickr Gallery site. Such as the old image above from the Opportunity Mars Rover, which i cleaned up, enhanced, and colourized.

Also images which have not appeared here yet, or at all due to time constraints for updates, or lack of room! Are all featured. The galleries are constantly updated with stunning views of our solar system!

You'll see much of my work there, as it is all uploaded to the gallery for safe keeping ( one too many hard drive failures has made me twitchy! ). Once at the site you'll find a selection of my projects, viewing options, download sizes, and slide shows.

As usual on this site, all images are exclusive in the form they appear here.


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