Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A close shot from Pioneer 10

This rarely seen image, badly damaged by the effects of radiation on Pioneer 10's imager, is from dataset A4.  It was taken 726,000 km from Jupiter.  A hint of the red spot can be seen on the terminator.   This image is still a work in progress.

 Here is an alternate processing with some cosmetic improvements and scaled closer to the original pixel size.

Processed image Copyright Ted Stryk.   Original prints scanned to create this image courtesy NASA/Ames.

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