Originally posted by jra
The images are also not in true colour, they are false colour. If you read the top of this link that you posted here:
ser.sese.asu.edu... you'll notice it says...
Colors are formed by displaying the 950 nm mosaic in red, the 750 nm mosaic in green, and the 415 nm mosaic in blue.
Now as I recall, [and looking back at my post above confirm] I do not see the words "TRUE COLOR" anywhere in my post. If you read it I said FULL
LIVING COLOR and looking at the closeup images they look pretty lively to me.
So your saying they mix red, green and blue light together and make an approximation of true color?
There are a variety of sets of primary colors; yet,the most common set of primary colors is red (R), green (G) and blue (B). When red, green and
blue light are mixed or added together with the proper intensity, white (W) light is obtained. This is often represented by the equation below:
R + G + B = W
In fact, the mixing together (or addition) of two or three these three primary colors of light with varying degrees of intensity can produce a wide
range of other colors. For this reason, television sets and computer monitors produce the range of colors on the monitor by the use of of red,
green and blue light-emitting phosphors.
SOURCE - BASIC PHYSICS CLASS
Now since these images were sent to me I did search and found a few other references to these images now knowing the search parameters made it
But at Matyas said "hidden in plain sight" This is the reason I am putting the links out now to share with everyone. All over the web peoples
searching for answers and anomalies etc are still using the old blurry Clementine images, yet as you say these color images appear to have been
available for some time...
Part two of our "program" will be posted tonight after midnight. But we wanted to let people here absorb these images first. Truthfully I find it
odd that there hasn't been a lot of fuss made about these images considering the quality.
As to the color issue...
Here is a clip of Aristarchus from the Clementine Nearside.tiff
Pretty Blue Plasma Glow
Now here is a clipping taken from an image that was shot from Earth using a 10" telescope, also of Aristarchus Crater [the image below has been
rotated 90 degrees so North is on the left to better show the details.]
Skywatcher 250px 10" reflector.
SC1 modded Toucam pro 2.
Atik IR Block Filter (1.25")
Astronomik L-RGB type II (2")
Astronomik CLS Filter (1.25")
Same Pretty Blue Plasma Glow
Now comparing the two images, perhaps an expert can tell me why a 10 inch scope under poor conditions in the UK can give me detail as good as the
satellite? [True I do know that there is even closer images from Clementine but the current tiffs is what we are comparing right ow]
The point is both images show the blue glow... and I have documents that discuss this glow from JPL in 1961 and again from the Apollo 11 mission logs
as they fly above it. [coming soon]
One more question that has been really nagging at me... why do the big scopes on Earth not have good moon images? The ones from the Lick Observatory
36" Scope that John Lear posted in theJohn Lear Moon Pictures Thread
are among the
best out there and yet the 10" scope image is MUCH better quality.
I wrote a letter to the directory of the 200" Mt Palomar Observatory to ask why they do not have such images. Here is his answer.
I haven't seen any images of the Moon from Palomar either. It is possible that some were taken long ago, but astronomers would rather explore the
Moon with spacecraft and use the big telescopes for observing much, much fainter objects.
W. Scott Kardel
Public Affairs Coordinator, Palomar Observatory
Telephone: (760) 742-2111
Office hours: usually 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
Ok so that means the only source we have is NASA
[edit on 15-12-2006 by zorgon]