posted on Oct, 22 2006 @ 11:25 PM
I'm not understanding the request.
Your term "computer generated" is very misused.
What do you mean by a "real" picture? Where would one take a "real" picture from? A personal spacecraft?
There are plenty of observatories where you can go and have a look at Saturn yourself through a telescope, or you can even purchase one of your own to
use in your backyard like I had as a child. Saturn was among the objects we looked at.
Most of the photos come from NASA because guess what? Not that many people are capable of launching spacecraft that can do flybys of other planets.
So, if you're talking about that kind of picture, they are the only ones who have them.
If you're complaining about composite images being used... well... what can you do? Most lenses aren't wide enough to photograph an entire planet
at once, especially if you want details, so they will get a bit of a "computer generated" look.
There are two types of pictures of a planet. Type 1) Land based. Type 2) Space based. Type 2 will all be from NASA, so I guess you don't like
those. Type 1, you can take yourself.
So, again... I'm still confused... being that no one here owns a private spacecraft and can take photos of a celestial body on their own, what
exactly are you asking for? We're only going to be able to link you to other pictures that are found in searches and you clearly don't like those.
Wish we could be of more assistance.
[edit on 10-22-2006 by Djarums]