JUNO images the Great Red Spot…

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Cumbrian Sky

If you felt a disturbance in the Force on Wednesday night it’s because the first images JUNO took of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot were released at teatime on that day, a couple of days earlier than expected, and both the astronomy media and the world’s “image processors” went into a feeding frenzy. (I couldn’t because I was stuck at work, but I was able to sneak a look at the images on my phone during my break). The original images are very pretty but quite muted and low contrast, so since they have been released the processors have been working hard to bring out detail, boost contrast and enhance the features around and within the Spot, using a variety of image processing techniques. Some of the results are eye-wateringly dramatic, psychedelic explosions of vivid colour. Others less so. None are “right”, none are “wrong”, they’re all just someone’s personal…

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One response to “JUNO images the Great Red Spot…

  1. chris DI MENNA WAA member

    hey Bob … Is it just me ?
    or do those hourglass shaped pictures of the Red Spot
    remind you of the Red Eye of HAL thru Dave Bowmans spacepod

    Hmmmmm …

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